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MINUTES 



OF THB 



Annual Conferences 



Melodist Episcopal Church, South, 



FOB THE YEAR 



1891 . 



Nashville, Tenn.: 

Publishing House oe the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 
Barbee & Smith, Agents. 



T 



BISHOPS OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH. 



JOHN CHRISTIAN KEENER, D.D, , 

New Orleans, La. 

ALPHEUS WATERS WILSON, D.D, 

Baltimore, Md. 

JOHN COWPER GRANBERY, D.D, 

&p. Louis, Mo. 

ROBERT KENNON HARGROVE, D.D., 

Nashville, Tenn. 

WILLIAM WALLACE DUNCAN, D.D., 

Spartanburg, S. C. 

CHARLES BETTS GALLOWAY, D.D, 

Jackson, Miss. 

EUGENE RUSSELL HENDRIX, D.D, 

Kansas City, Mo. 

JOSEPH STAUNTON KEY, D.D., 

Fort Worth, Tex. 

ATTICUS GREENE HAYGOOD, D.D., 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

OSCAR PENN FITZGERALD, D.D, 

San Francisco, Cal. 



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INDEX 



Page 

ALABAMA CONFERENCE 149 

Arkansas Conference 99 

Baltimore Conference 176 

Brazil Mission Conference. 19 

Central Mexico Mission Conference .’ 91 

[* China Mission Conference 161 

Columbia Conference 7.7 10 

Denver Conference ' 11 

East Columbia Conference 6 

East Texas Conference. 169 

Florida Conference 173 

German Mission Conference 30 

Holston Conference . i 23 

Illinois Conference 96 

Indian Mission Conference 157 

Japan Mission 162 

Kentucky Conference 13 

Little Rock Conference 109 

Los Angeles Conference 17 

Louisiana Conference 87 

Louisville Conference 93 

Memphis Conference 57 

Mexican Border Mission Conference 171 

Missi b ppi Conference . 137 

Missouri Conference 48 

Montana Conference 5 

New Mexico Conference 9 

North ALabama Conference 129 

North Carolina Conference 72 

North Georgia Conference 76 

North Mississippi Conference 65 

North Texas Conference 53 

Northwest Mexican Conference 163 

Northwest Texas Conference 102 

Pacific Conference 28 

South Carolina Conference 142 

South Georgia Conference 165 

Southwest Missouri Conference 31 

St. Louis Conference ............... 62 

Tennessee Conference 39 

Texas Conference 36 

Virginia Conference. 118 

W estern Conference 7 

Western North Carolina Conference 113 

Western Virginia Conference 20 

West Texas Conference 45 

White River Conference 154 



List of Conference Secretaries , , . . . 4 

Table No. 1. — Ministerial Relations 185 

Table No. 2. — Members and Baptisms 186 

Table No. 3. — Sunday Schools and Church Property. 187 

Table No. 4. — Benevolent Contributions 188 

Table No. 5. — Educational Statistics 189 

Woman’s Missionary Society 190 

Death-roll for the Conference Year 1891-92 191 

Directory . .* 193 

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LIST OF CONFERENCE SECRETARIES 



J. M. Mason, Birmingham, Ala. 

.- J. A. Walden, Eureka Springs, Ark. 

Michael Dickie, Piracicaba, Estada de Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

L. G. Prieto, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 

.M. B. Hill, Shanghai, China. 

. - . . .. E. E. Phipps, . 

M. H. Moore, Trinidad, Colo. 

....... J. W. Compton, Palouse, Wash. 

L. M. Fowler, Longview, Tex. 

F. Pasco, Jacksonville, Fla. 

J. A. G. Babe. 

W. C. Carden, Abingdon Station, N. C. 

. . . .0. T. Rogers, Schuyler, 111. 

M. L. Butler, Muskogee, I. T. 

N. W. Utley. Present address: Eddyville, Ky. 

John Reeves, Maysville, Ky. 

J. R. Moore, Pine Bluff, Ark. 

W. B. Stradley, Los Angeles, Cal. 

John T. Sawyer, Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans, La. 

Gross Alexander, Nashville, Tenn. 

Warren Moore, Mayfield, Ky. 

T. del Valle, Austin, Tex. 

C. G. Andrews, Meridian, Miss. 

John D. Vincil, St. Louis, Mo. 

J. B. Parnall, Stevensville, Mont. 

S. W. Thomas, San Marcial, Tex. 

John W. Newman, Anniston, Ala. 

Donald W. Bain, Raleigh, N. C. 

J. W. Heidt, Atlanta, Ga. 

J. S. Oakley, Columbus, Miss. 

.0. E. McWhirter, Lewisville, Tex. 

....... ....... ......... ... . . . . J. F. Corbin, El Paso, Tex. 

John M. Barcus, Vernon, Tex. 

.L. C. Renfro, Winters, Cal. 

. ....... .Henry Hanesworth, Kirkwood, Mo. 

V. .H. F. Chreitsberg, Columbia, S. C. 

W. C. Lovett, Savannah, Ga. 

C. C. Woods, Neosho, Mo. 

.B. F. Haynes, Nashville, Tenn. 

; Seth Ward, Huntsville, Tex. 

Paul Whitehead, Richmond, Va. 

W. H. Comer, Atchison, Kan. 

1 ,C» G. Montgomery, Concord, N. C. 

J. A. Black, Huntington, W. Va. 

Sterling Fisher, Edna, Tex. 

R. S. Deener, BatetHulle, Ark. 



Alabama 

Arkansas 

Brazil 

Central Mexico Mission 

China Mission 

Columbia 

Denver ; 

East Columbia 

East Texas 

Florida 

German Mission 

Holston.; 

Illinois 

Indian Mission 

Japan Mission 

Kentucky.. . ...*. 

Little Rock 

Los Angeles 

Louisiana 

Louisville. 

Memphis 

Mexican Border Mission 

Mississippi 

Missouri 

Montana 

New Mexico 

North Alabama 

North Carolina 

North Georgia 

North Mississippi 

North Texas 

Northwest Mexican Mission, 

Northwest Texas 

Pacific 

St. Louis 

South Carolina 

South Georgia.,. 

Southwest Missouri. 

Tennessee 

Texas 

Virginia 

Western 

Western North Carolina . . . 

Western Virginia 

West Texas. 

White Riv-er. ............. . 



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! MINUTES. 

I " - ______ 

MONTANA CONFERENCE. 



Held at Helena, Mon , i 
Bishop Duncan, President; 

Question 1 . Who are admitted on trial? 
None. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? None. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? L. Bramble. 1. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? S. B. Tabor, from 
the Missouri ‘Conference ; W. 0. Waggener, 
from the Virginia Conference ; W. M. Britt, 
from the Kentucky Conference. 3. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
W. T. Goulder, E. L. Lee. 2. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are elect- 
ed deacons? None. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? None. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? None. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elect- 
ed elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? H. 
B. Cockrill, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? None. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? None. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? None. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless in 
their life and official administration ? Their 
names were called over, one by one, and 
their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



'., July 29-Aug. 3, 1891. 

J. B. Parnall, Secretary. 



Helena District. 





Mem- ILoe’I 
ber«. iPr’s. 


Helena Station 


74 1 


Bozeman Station 


40 1 


Bozeman Circuit 


32 


Boulder and Elkhorn 


5»l 1 


Willow Creek Circuit 


82 


East Helena Station 


2* 


B\itte Station 


l» 


Deer Lodge and Anaconda 

Townsend Circuit 


88 1 


28 


Whitehall Circuit 


12 ] 

1 377 | 4 



Missoula District. 



Stevensville Circuit 


108 


2 


Demersville 


15 




Wallace Station 


15 




Corvallis and Grantsdale 


17 






155 


2 



Recapitulation. 



Helena District i 


377 


4 


Missoula “ 


155 


2 


Total this year 


582 


6 


Total last year 1 


448 


8 


Increase 


84 




Decrease 




2 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 45. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 57. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 16. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 103. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 698. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? Nothing. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $91.35. Held to be invested. 

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6 



East Columbia Conference, 1891. 



Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $400 ; Domestic 
Missions, $150. Total, $550. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $110. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 13 ; value, $53,200. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 6; value, $9,550. "• 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? No report. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Bozeman, Mont. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

HELENA DISTRICT. 

A. C. Coney, P. E. 

East Helena and Alhambra, L. Bramble. 
Townsend Circuit, to be supplied. 



Butte Station, J. E. Squires. 

Deer Lodge and Anaconda, S. B. Tabor. 
Boulder and Elkhorn, R. S. Clark. 

Bozeman Station, W. T. Goulder. 

Bozeman Circuit, B. E. H. Warren. 

Willow Creek and Whitehall, W. M. Britt. 
Great Falls, to be supplied. 

Agent of Superannuated Preachers, Wid- 
ows, and Orphans’ Fund, L. B. Stateler. 

MISSOULA DISTRICT. 

E. J. Stanley, P. E. 

Missoula Station, to be supplied. 

Stevensville Circuit, J. B. Parnall. 

Corvallis and Grantsdale, T. W. Flowers. 
Wallace (Idaho), W. O. Waggener. 
Demersville Circuit, E. L. Lee. 

Thompson Falls and Horse Plains, to be sup- 
plied. 

Montana Methodist, E. J. Stanley, Editor. 

J. H. Johnson transferred to the Pacific 
Conference. 




EAST COLUMBIA CONFERENCE. 

Held at Dayton, Wash., August 12-17, 1891. 
Bishop Duncan, President ; J. W. Compton, Secretary. 



Question. 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. C. C. Eagle, C. E. Kirk. 2. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? W. S. 
Hornbuckle, Henry Barnhart. 2. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? F. F. St. Clair, P. M. Bell, George 
H. Gibbs, Michael Larkin, F. C. Adkins. 5. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? R. G. Isbel, H. B. 
Terry, W. H. Hodges, John H. Shelton. 4. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
None. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are elect- 
ed deacons? F. F. St. Clair, P. M. Bell, F. C. 
Adkins. 3. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? F. F. St. Clair, P. M. Bell, 
F. C. Adkins. 3. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? W. S. Hornbuckle. 1. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? W. S. Hornbuckle. 1. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? None. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 



Ques. 14. What local preachers are elect- 
ed elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? None. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated ? None. 

Ques. 19.- What preachers have died dur- 
ing the year? None. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless in 
their life and official administration? Their 
names were called over, one by one, and 
their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Spokane District. 

. I Mem- ll.oc’1 
j bers. IPr's. 



Spokane Station 


7S| 


2 


Oakesdale Circuit 






Palouse and Moscow Circuit 


fi-ij 


1 


Potlatch Circuit 


U.j] 


9 


Big Bend Circuit 


ill! 






11 




Lewiston Circuit 


W 


j i 


Kuby Creek Circuit 










j i 




> 4JJ 


1 7 



I 



Western Conference , 1891. 



7 



Pendleton District. 



Pendleton Station 

Walla Walla Station 

Dayton Circuit 

PomerOy Circuit 

Weston' C ircuit.. .. 

Heppner Circuit 

La Grande and Moss Cliapel. 

Summerville Circuit 

Baker City and Wingville ... 

Eagle Valley Circuit 

Boise Circuit 



Recapitulation. 

Spokane District 

Pendleton “ 

Total this year «. 

Total last year 

Increase 



Mem- 

bers. 


Loc’l 

[Pr’s. 


114 


4 


47 




93 


3 


50 


1 


118 


3 


93 


2 


59 


1 


80 


1 


55 


2 


40 


2 


30 


1 


785 


20 



469 


7 


785 


20 


1,254 


27 


1,034 


22 


220 


5 



Ques. 22. How many infante have been 
baptized during the year? 48. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 214. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 31. 

Ques. 25.. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 194. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 1,391. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $50. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? §21. Still on hand. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $443.56; Do- 
mestic Missions, §111.70. Total, $555.26. 

Qeus. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $205.15. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 161 ; value, $39,650. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 8; value, $7,150. 



Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Corvallis College: Teachers, 2; stu- 
dents, 60; value of property, $1,000. Weston 
High School : Teachers, 2 ; students, 36. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Palouse City, 
Washington. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

SPOKANE DISTRICT. 

Reg. B. Swift, P. E. 

Spokane Station, W. H. Hodges. 

Oakesdale Circuit, W. S. Hombuckle. 

Palouse and Moscow, J. W. Compton. 
Potlatch Circuit, to be supplied (by M. D. 
Hortonberry.) 

Big Bend Circuit, A. Y. Skee. 

Davenport Circuit, F. F. St. Clair. 

Lewiston Circuit, H. B. Terry. 

Genesee Circuit, H. T. Burger. 

Colfax Circuit, to be supplied (by A. Ander- 
son.) 

Rockford Circuit, to be supplied (by E. P. 
Warren.) 

Camas Prairie, to be supplied. 

PENDLETON DISTRICT. 

E. G. Michael, P. E. 

Pendleton Station, R. G. Isbell. 

Walla Walla Station, M. V. Howard. 

Dayton Station, John H. Shelton. 

Dayton and Pomeroy Circuit, G. H. Gibbs. 
Weston Circuit, F. C. Adkins. 

Heppner and Rhea Creek, P. M. Bell. 
Mountain Valley Circuit, Michael Larkin. 
La Grande and Moss Chapel, Henry Barn- 
hart. 

Summerville Circuit; to be supplied (by W. 
M. Fancher.) 

Burnt River Circuit, D. W. Yoakum. 

Baker City and Wingville, C. E. Kirk. • 
Eagle Valley Circuit, R. B. Crego. 

Boise Circuit, C. C. Eagle. 

J. W. Shreve transferred to the Columbia 
Conference. 



WESTERN CONFERENCE. 

Held at Hillsdale, Kan., Adg. 26-30, 1891. 

Bishop Hargrove, President; W. H. Comer, Secretary. 

Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? Vick, Samuel B. Graves, Richard A. Park- 
Answer. James Taliafero Smith, James Tel- er. 3. 

egrande Sells. 2. Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? James E. Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 



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Western Conference y 1891. 



nection? William P. Owen, William H. 
Kincaid, John L. Patterson, Andrew J.' 
Notestine, John W. Percell. 5. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer from 
other Conferences? W. H. Kincaid, W. P. 
Owen, R. A. Parker, from the Missouri Con- 
ference; J. L. Patterson, from the South- 
west Missouri Conference. 4. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
H. I. Miller. 1. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons ? W. P. Owen, W. H. Kin- 
caid, J. L. Patterson, A. J. Notestine, J. W. 
Percell. 5. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons ? W. P. Owen, W. H. Kin- 
caid, J. L. Patterson, A. J. Notestine, J. W. 
Percell. 5. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? James T. Smith. 1. 

- Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? James T. Smith. 1. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Albert H. Moore. 1. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are 
ordained elders? Albert H. Moore. 1. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? None. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? Charles 
Boles, A. J. Lawless, A. A. Lewis. 3. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? None. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Atchison District. 



Council Grove District ( Continued ). 





Mem- 

bers. 


Loc’l 

Pr's. 




95 


2 


Effingham Circuit 


132 


1 




303 


2 




162 


1 




138 


1 




138 


3 




140 


2 




155 


1 




149 


2 




129 


1 




168 


3 




173 


2 


Hillfwialfi Circuit 


108 






100 










2*090 


21 



Council Grove District. 

Council Grove Station 

Council Grove Circuit 

Strong City Circuit 

Howard and Elk City Circuit 

JLabette Circuit 



141 

138 

50 

129 

831 



Augusta Circuit 

Bronson Circuit 

Winfield 

Wellington Circuit 

Harper and Barbour Circuit . 

Mt. Hope Circuit 

Kingsley 



Recapitulation. 



Mem- Loc*I S 
bers. Pr'«. 



Atchison Distinct. 
Council Giove “ 



Total this year.. 
Total last year., 



Increase . 



134 


3 


52 


1 


263 


1 


98 




81 


2 


79 




40 




1,298 


13 


2,090 


21! 


1,298 


13 


3,388 


34 


3.227 


33 


161 


1 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 121. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 242. 

Ques. 24. What is* the number of Sunday 
schools? 41. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 340. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 2,478. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $220.20. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the- 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $205.25. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $855.40; Do- 
mestic Missions, $265.35. Total, $1,120.75. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $443.90. 

Ques. 31 . What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 47£; value, $89,100. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 17 ; value, $12,510. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Collected for Paine and Lane Insti- 
tutes, $35.70. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Elk City, Kan. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

COUNCIL GROYE DISTRICT. 

J. W. Faubion, P. E. 

Council Grove Station, F. A. White. 

Council Grove Circuit, J. D. Austin. 

Strong City Circuit, to be supplied. 

Augusta Circuit, C. W. Thorp. 

Howard and Elk City, to be supplied. 
Labette Circuit, to be supplied. 

Bronson, J. E. Vick. 

Winfield Circuit, S. B. Graves. 

Wellington Circuit, W. P. Owen. 

Mt. Hope Circuit, to be supplied. 

Kinsley Circuit, to be supplied. 

Hazleton Circuit, W. E. Broadhurst. 



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New Mexico Conference, 1801 . 



ATCHISON DISTRICT. 

J. W. Payne , P. E. 

Atchison Station, W. H. Comer. 
Effingham Circuit, J. T. Smith. 

Holton Circuit, J. Tillery. 

Waterville Circuit, W. H. Kincaid. 
Leavenworth Circuit, H. J. Miller. 
Rulo Circuit, J. L. Sells. 

Nebraska City Circuit, J. L. Patterson. 
Kickapoo Circuit, to be supplied. 
Oskaloosa Circuit, A. H. Moore. 



Wyandotte Circuit, R. A. Parker. 

Kansas City Station, Frank Siler. 
Shawneetown Circuit, H. D. Hogan. 

Bucyrus and Stillwell, T. C. Downs. 

J. M. Gross transferred to the Indian Mis- 
sion Conference, and stationed at Oklahoma 
City. 

J. W. Purcell transferred to the South- 
west Missouri Conference. 

H. C. Kirby transferred to the Missouri 
Conference. 



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NEW MEXICO CONFERENCE. 

Held at El Paso, Tex., August 26 - 31 , 1891 . 
Bishop Duncan, President ; S. W. Thomas, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. John E. Saunders, Benjamin J. 
Waugh, Clement H. Govett. 3. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? J. M. 
Crutchfield,. Blanton B. Scoggins. 2. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 
Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? James A. Crutchfield. 1. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? B. J. H. Thomas, 
D. P. Brown, L. B. Ellis, C. H. Gregory, W. 
B. Jennings. 5. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
W. P. Clayton, S. W. Thomas. 2. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? None. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? None. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Jackson B. Cox, David P. 
Brown. 2. * 

Ques. 13. What' traveling preachers are 
ordained elders? Jackson B. Cox, David P. 
Brown. 2. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
Olin Boggess, J. B. Cox, at their own request, 
to attend school. 2. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? None. 
Ques. 18. Who are superannuated ? None. 
Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? None. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 



in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one r 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? White members, 405; colored mem- 
bers, 1; local preachers, 6. Total, 412. (No 
details.) 

Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 47. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 29. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools?. 20. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 123. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars ? 7 86. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? .$160. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $91. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $301.25. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $85. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 16; value, $26,225. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 7 ; value, $5,700. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Las Vegas Female Seminary: Pupils, 
183 ; value of property, $20,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? San Marcial, New 
Mexico. 



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Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

EL PASO DISTRICT. 

J. M. Stevenson , P. E. 

El Paso, W. D. Robinson. 

La Mesa, to be supplied. 

Deming, B. J. H. Thomas. 

Silver City, to be supplied. 

San Marcial, S. W. Thomas. 

Socorro, C. H. Govett. 

Magdalena, J. A. Crutchfield. 

Albuquerque, D. P. Brown. 

Gallup, W. D. Clayton. 

Las Cerrillos, W. B. Jennings. 



Las Vegas, B. J. Waugh. 

Chloride and Fairview, J. L. Allison. 

EDDY DISTRICT. 

I. N. Crutchfield , P. E. 

Eddy, to be supplied (by Robert Hodgson).. 
Roswell, J. D. Bush. 

White Oaks, W. T. Burk. 

Bonita, B. B. Scoggins. 

Penasco, to be supplied (by J. C. Gage). 
Pecos City, J. M. Crutchfield. 

Alpine, J. E. Sanders. 

Las Vegas Female Seminary, and La Mesa 
Industrial College, J. D. Bush, Agent. 



COLUMBIA CONFERENCE. 

Held at Roseburg, Oreg., August 26 - 31 , 1891 . 
Bishop Duncan, President ; E. E. Phipps, Secretary . 



i it 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. JohnF. Wallace, Wm.J. Fenton. 2. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Charles 
U. Cross, G. S. Hanleiter. 2. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? W. L. Molloy. 1. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? J. W. Shreve, 
from the East Columbia Conference; J. L. 
Futrell, from the Indian Mission Confer- 
ence; R. A. Reagan, from the Tennessee 
Conference. 3. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deaccfns of one year? 
W. B. Smith, W. L. Molloy. 2. 

Ques. 8. • What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? None. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? None. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Edward E. Phipps. 1. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are 
ordained elders? E. E. Phipps. 1. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? Robert W. Kennedy. 1. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? Robert W. Kennedy. 1. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? Co- 
lumbus Derrick, Edward E. Phipps. 2. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? W. 
H. Howard, H. S. Shangle. 2. 



Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? L. A. 
Fenton. 1. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? None. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Willamette District. 



Roseburg District. 

Roseburg 

Myrtle Creek 

Jacksonville 

Applegate 

Grant’s Pass 

Coquille City 

Coquille Circuit 

Linkville 



471 





Mem- 

bers. 


Loe'l 

Pr's. 




38 


1 




(55 






112 


1 




102 






54 


2 




20 


1 




42 

(53 


1 




2 




53 

95 








190 


2 






S. 


834 


ie 



11 



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Recapitulation. 





Mem- 

bers. 


I.oe'l 

Pr's. 


Willamette District 


8-14 


10 




471 


4 








1,303 

1,129 


14 


Total last year 


10 




Increase 


176 


4 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 31. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year ? 146. 

Ques. 24. What is "the number of Sunday 
schools? 31. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 155. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 1,208. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $125. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $55.65. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $262.50; Do- 
mestic Missions, $55.35. Total, $317.85. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $156.65. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 22; value, $32,450. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 10; value, $4,026. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Schools, 1; teachers, 2; pupils, 50. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session 
of the Conference be held? Eugene City, 
Oreg. 



Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

WILLAMETTE DISTRICT. 

D. C. McFarland, P. E. 

Albany Station, to be supplied. 

Corvallis Station, to be supplied. 

Tangent Station, T. Thomas; W. H. How- 
ard, Sup. 

Dallas and Dixie, J. W. Craig. 

Independence and Louisville, to be supplied. 
La Fayette Circuit, J. W. Shreve. 

Tillamook Circuit, C. U. Cross. 

Oregon City Circuit, W. L. Molloy. 
Brownsville Circuit, to be supplied (by J. 
M. Turner). 

Lebanon Circuit, to be supplied (by J. M. 
Parker). 

Santiam Circuit, G. S. Hanleiter. 

Junction Circuit, to be supplied (by W. L. 
Blackwell). 

Corvallis College, D. Atkins, President. 

ROSEBURG DISTRICT. 

T. P. Haynes, P. E. 

Roseburg Station, W. B. Smith. 

Oakland Circuit, to be supplied ; H. S. Shan- 
gle, Sup. 

Myrtle Creek Circuit, P. A. Moses. 

Coquille City Station, R. A. Reagan. 
Coquille Circuit, W. J. Fenton. 

Grant’s Pass and Woodville, J. L. FutrelL 
Jacksonville Circuit, R. C. Oglesby. 

Apple Gate Circuit, H. B. Swafford. 
Linkville Circuit, John F. Wallace. 

Lake View Mission, J. W. Bryant. 

L. Leitch transferred to the China Mission 
Conference. 



DENVER CONFERENCE. 

Held at Rye, Colo., August 5 - 10 , 1891 . 



Bishop Hendrix, President; M. H. Moore, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Joseph M. Bray. 1. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? N. B. 
Henry, E. B. Chenoweth. 2. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? Horatio 
S. Groves. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into fiill con- 
nection? E. Evans Carrington, Francis M. 
Roper, W. de Rouden Pas, W. B. Jennings. 4. 



Ques. 5. Who are re-admitted? William 
B. Wheeler, J. B. Wood. 2. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? A. L. Houston, 
from the Southwest Missouri Conference. 1 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
None. 

Ques. 8. What 'traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Francis Marion Roper, 



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William de Rouden Pas, Willis Benjamin 
Jennings. 3. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? William de Rouden Pas, 
Francis Marion Roper, Willis Benjamin 
Jennings. 3. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Joseph Mitchell Bray. 1. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Joseph Mitchell Bray. 1. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? William Benjamin Wheeler, 
Benjamin Perry Searcy. 2. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? William Benjamin Wheeler, 
Benjamin Perry Searcy. 2. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? James Wesley Agee. 1. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? James Wesley Agee. 1. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? C. 
C. Thompson, W. T. Ellington. 2. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? A. H. 
Quillian. 1. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? J. R. 
McClure. 1. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? None. 

• Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed, 
except that of J. A. Allison, whose case was 
referred to the presiding elder of Durango 
District. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? Local preachers, 11 ; members, 1,348. 
(No details.) 

# Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 67. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 72. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 41. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 288. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 2,185. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $350. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $175.50. Applied to J. R. McClure. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $402.50; Do- 
mestic Missions, $92.05. Total, $494.55. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $204.30. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 



is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 15; value, $80,568. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 14 ; value, $23,150. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Pueblo Institute: Teachers, 5; pupils, 
71 ; value of property, $40,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session 
of the Conference be held? Durango, Col. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

PUEBLO DISTRICT. 

P. L. Stanton, P. E. 

Denver: St. Paul’s, John M. Crowe. 

Morrison Memorial, F. B. CarrolL 
Denver Circuit, George Needham. 

Elizabeth Circuit, to be supplied. 

Colorado Springs, E. E. Carrington. 

Pueblo, First Church, to be supplied. 

East Pueblo, N. B. Henry. 

Rye and Beulah, John Moore. 

Gardner Circuit, to be supplied. 

Trinidad, M. H. Moore. 

Walsenburg and Rouse, C. M. Cooper; A. H. 
Quillian, Sup. 

La Veta Circuit, J. M. Bray. 

El Moro and Folsom, A. L. Houston. 
Arlington, E. B. Chenoweth. 

Saguache and Villa Grove, J. B. Wood. 

Vilas Circuit, F. M. Roper. 

Rocky Mountain Methodist, George Needham,. 
Editor. 

Pueblo Collegiate Institute, to be supplied. 

DURANGO DISTRICT. 

J. M. Major, P. E. 

Durango, 0. F. Sensabaugh. 

Pine River Circuit, to be supplied. 

Mancos, W. H. Howard. 

Montezuma Circuit, to be supplied (by G. 
W. Burnett). 

La Plata and Flora Vista, P. C. Bryce. 
Farmington, J. M. Major. 

San Juan Industrial College, J. M. Major, 
Agent. 

W. de R. Pas transferred to the Los Angeles 
Conference. 

W. B. Jennings transferred to the New 
Mexico Conference. 

W. B. Wheeler transferred to the Mis- 
souri Conference. 

B. P. Searcy transferred to the Southwest 
Missouri Conference. 

L. P. Smith transferred to the North Texas 
Conference. 

A. S. Blackwood transferred to the Texas 
Conference. 



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Kentucky Conference , 1891 . 



13 



KENTUCKY CONFERENCE. 

Held at Harrodsburg, Ky., Sept. 2-7, 1891. 
Bishop Wilson, President ; John Reeves, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Austin E. Calgrove, John Wesley 
Williams, Pemberton Johnson Ross, Jerry 
y M. Johnson, John William Hunter, Benja- 

min Franklin- Cosby, Orley Jackson Chan- 
dler. 7. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? J. T. J. 
Fizer, W. D. Welburn, R. B. Baird, Whitty 
Waldrop, J. W. Gardner, Lew G. Wallace, 
James E. Wright, T. E. York, James L. West, 
E. E. Holmes, S. L. Hockenberry, R. M. Lee, 
William Oakley. 13. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? W. C. 
Pryor, G. D. Hyden, E. N. Jones. 3. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? D. E. Bedinger, J. R. Nelson, Wil- 
liam A. Cooper. 3. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? J. W. 
Hughes. 1. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? P. A. Sowell, from 
the Tennessee Conference. 1. 

Ques. 7. Who are deacons of one year? 
J. P. Strother, E. A. McClure. 2. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
■elected deacons? D. E. Bedinger, J. R. 
Nelson, William A. Cooper. 3. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? D. E. Bedinger, J. R. Nel- 
son, William A. Cooper. 3. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? B. E. Lancaster, J. C. Law, Charles 
C. Washburn, James H. Stamper. 4. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? B. E. Lancaster, J. C. 
Law. 2. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
•elected elders? J. N. Ison, William F. Wy- 
att, George W. Crutchfield, E. J. Terrill, M. 
P. Morgan. 5. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? J. N. Ison, William F. Wy- 
att, George W. Crutchfield, E. J. Terrill, M. 
P. Morgan. 5. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
-elders? W. W. McClure. 1. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? W. W. McClure. 1. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? E. 
P. Gifford. 1. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? G. 
B. Poage, J. C. Minor, J. J. Dickey, F. W. 
Noland, H. M. Linney, J. N. Current, E. H. 
Pearce, G. N. Buffington. 8. 



Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? R. 
Deering, S. S. Deering, B. F. Sedwick, T. N. 
Ralston, D. Welburn, W. B. Kavanaugh. 6. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? James A. Henderson.. 1. 

James Alexander Henderson, son of John 
A. Henderson and Eva McCulloch, was born 
in St. Louis, Mo., May, 1828 ; and died in La 
Grange, Ky., January 29, 1891. His parents 
died while he was an infant. He was cared 
for by his maternal grandmother, who gave 
attention to his religious training until his 
twelfth year, when death again robbed him 
of his most devoted friend and relative. At 
the death of his grandmother he went to the 
home of his uncle, H. R. McCulloch, where 
he remained until he was nineteen years 
old. While he was in the family of his un- 
cle, he labored on the farm during the sum- 
mer and attended school during the winter. 
He joined the Methodist Church at Hop- 
kinsville, Ky., March, 1846, under the min- 
istry of Dr. A. H. Redford, during a revival 
service conducted by Dr. Redford and Rev. 
G. R. Browder, and was converted shortly 
thereafter. He was wont to say : “ My con- 
version was clear as a sunbeam, and my 
faith in God has never been shaken.” His 
religious life was full of sunshine and joy. 
He never became morose or despondent. In 
September, 1849, he entered the Cumberland 
Presbyterian College, at Princeton, as a stu- 
dent, where he remained two years. In 1851 
he joined the Louisville Conference, at Elk- 
ton, Ky., and from that time until he re- 
ceived the summons calling him hence he 
sustained an unbroken connection with the 
active itinerant ministry, meeting its obli- 
gations and doing its work without a day’s 
respite. He filled the following appoint- 
ments in the Louisville Conference from 
1851 to 1870: Rough Creek Mission, Hawes- 
ville Circuit, Smithland Station, Henderson, 
Louisville (Twelfth Street), Louisville (Port- 
land), Louisville (Kavanaugh), Lebanon and 
Springfield, Bowling Green, Bardstown, and 
Middletown Circuit. While in Louisville he 
took a course in medicine, graduating in the 
“ Kentucky Academy of Medicine ” in 1866, 
and the following year he graduated in the 
“University of Louisville,” from which he 
received his M.D. In 1870 he transferred to 
the Kentucky Conference, in which he has 
filled the following appointments : Simpson- 
ville, Georgetown, Taylorsville, Shelby Cir- 
cuit, Paris, Cynthiana, Mavsville, Harrods- 
burg, Richmond, and La* Grange. Some 







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fi 

I 

II 



til 






time during the past year he had a slight 
paralytic stroke, from which he never en- 
tirely recovered, although to the casual 
observer he seemed to be in perfect health. 
But the lingering effects of that attack were 
quite perceptible to those who were much 
with him. Especially were they observable 
in the movements of his mind and the fail- 
ure of his memory. I was with the Doctor 
from the early part of the day upon which 
the fatal stroke came until after service at 
night. I never saw him when he seemed 
more cheerful, hopeful, and nearty. He 
went home from Church, took his accus- 
tomed smoke, read thfe papers for an hour, 
and then arose and went into an adjoining 
room to get a drink, when suddenly, like a 
bolt of lightning, the stroke came, and he 
fell to rise no more until the call of the 
Master shall bid him rise, and “ hail him in 
triumph descending the skies.” His daugh- 
ter Mattie heard him fall; and going to 
him, found him prostrate on the floor. She 
succeeded, alone, in getting him to his bed, 
and then went for a physician. I thought, 
as I stood by his bed the following morning 
and looked upon him in his utter helpless- 
ness: “How precarious is human life! To- 
day man stands up like a majestic tree in the 
vigor of life ; to-morrow he is prostrate and 
riven as by the lightning’s bolt. Surely ‘in 
the midst of life we are in death.’ ” The at- 
tendant physicians had but little hope of 
his recovery from the beginning. His two 
sons, the one at Frankfort and the other at 
Lexington, were called by telegram, and 
came immediately to minister to him ; but, 
despite the unremitting attentions of loved 
ones and friends, the ebbing tide of life con- 
tinued to recede. He lingered for nearly 
two weeks in a semi-conscious state. He 
was never able to carry on a conversation, 
but recognized his friends when aroused 
from the stupor that enveloped his mind, 
and could articulate a few words at a time. 
The power of co-ordination was so far im- 
paired that he could not always speak the 
words that were in his mind, and frequents 
ly called persons and things by the wrong 
name. Less than six months before his 
death, his devoted wife, to whom he was 
married in 1859, preceded him to the spirit 
world. She was a true helpmate, and the 
Doctor felt her loss deeply. Thank God, we 
have a reasonable hope that they have been 
reunited in the land of life and immortali- 
ty. Dr. Henderson was of a genial nature, 
and his high social qualities rendered him 
very companionable. He was possessed of 
a keen sense of the ridiculous, and his uni- 
form good humor and frequent flashes of 
wit always enlivened anv conversation in 
which he participated. His preaching was 
mainly expository, and was often charac- 
terized by beautiful illustrations and rhetor- 
ical figures. He had fine natural endow- 
ments, and had he devoted himself assidu- 
ously to study, he doubtless would have 



attained to a much higher rank as an at- 
tractive and efficient preacher. By the 
grace of God he was enabled to maintain 
his Christian integrity through his whole 
life, and has left to the Church and his fam- 
ily an unsullied character, of which they 
may justly be proud. May the blessing of 
Goa be upon the doubly bereft sons and 
daughter, and keep them in the way of life 
and salvation! 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Lexington District 



Shdbyville District. 



Shelby v ill e 

Simnsonville 

Taylorsville 

Bloomfield 

New Castle 

Port Roval 

Campbellsburg 

Bedford 

Milton - 

Lockport 

Polsgrove 

La Grange and Sbiloh. 





Me in- f: 

bers. 


Loc’l 

Pr’s. 




525 




Lexington City Mission 






190 


1 




293 




Versailles 


127 




Mt. Sterling 


300 






262 






209 


4 


Old’ Fort” 


321 


2: 




340 


1 




1C1 






282 






207 






135 


2 


Georgetown 


143 


1 


New 'Columbus 


315 


3 




517 

51 


1 




r 






Corinth Sadi’eville 












Covington District. 


i 4,478 


1 16 




322 


2 




218 






S189 


2 




133 


1 




316 






525 


4 




194 






369 


2 




205 






465 


1 


Odriviiie 


450 

365 


1 


Petersburg 






297 






424 


1 




2 




336 






245 






280 






260 


> X 














1 6,155 


! 1» 



249 

250 
345 
231 
270 
411 
400 
423 
861 
458 
170 
227 



Kentucky Conference , 1891 . 



ShelbyviUe District ( Continued)'. 





Mem- 


Loc’l 




• Hers. 


Pr's. 


Beard’s 


286 




Christiansburg 


351 


3 


Eminence 


259 


3 




4,689 


18 



Maysville District. 

Mavsville ;.... 274 

Millersburg 220 

Ruddle’s Mills 40 . 

Flemingsbuvg 344 

Tilton and a epton 453 

Hillsboro 444 

Mt. Carmel and Orangeburg 343 

Sharpsburg and Bethel 245 . 

Carlisle . 257 . 

Owingsville 250 . 

Sylvan Dell 340 

Mt. Olivet 420 

Shannon and Sardis 215 

Germantown 285 

Vanceburg 259 

Tollesboro 187 

Dover.. 317 

Moon£field ; 335 



Danville District. 

Danville 361 

Harrodsburg 174 . 

Ferrvville 268 

Mackville 180 

Chaplin .. 424 

Lawrenceburg 142 

Oit 275 

Salvisa 357 

Jessamine 275 

Bryantsville 458 . 

Stanford 206 

Richmond and Providence 201 . 

College Hill 273. 

Somerset 304 

Caintown Mission 101 

Moreland 280 

High Bridge 190 



Cumberland Gap District. 

Middlesboro 68 . 

Pineville 50 . 

Meadow Creek 130 

London .a 207 . 

Broadhead - 42 

Cartersville. 188 

Manchester and McKee 12 . 

Hazard and Hyden «. 57 

Harlan 74 

Crockettsville 38 

Jackson 120 

Campton 194 

Hazel Green 163 

Frenchburg and Morehead 191 

West Liberty ; 120 

Irvine and Reattyville 194 

JThitesburg and Hindman 140 



Recapitulation. 
District 



Lexington District 4,478 16 

Covington “ 6,152 19 

ShelbyviUe “ 4,689 18 

Maysville “ 5,228 23 

Danville “ 4,469 23 

Cumberland Gap “ 1,989 23 

Total this year. 27,005 122 

Total last year 27,631 122 

Decrease 626 

Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 280. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 958. 



Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 242. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 1,870. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 13,956. 

Ques. 27. What amouut is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $3,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $1,908.92. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $5,461.27. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $1,852.47. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated, value, of church edifices? 
Njimber, 264; value, $712,400. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 53 ; value, $86,415. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? No report. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session 
of the Conference be held? Middlesboro^ 
Ky. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

LEXINGTON DISTRICT. 

H. P. Walker, P. E. 

Lexington, E. L. Southgate. 

Lexington City Mission, B. F. Cosby. 

Paris, J. M. Boland. 

Frankfort, H. G. Henderson. 

Versailles, J. R. Deering. 

Georgetow n, J. R. Savage. 

Nicholas ville, G. H. Means; F. W. Noland, 
Sup. 

Winchester, W. F. Taylor. 

Mt. Sterling, R. Hiner. 

Old Fort, J. H. Williams. 

Grassy Lick and Mt. Zion, D. P. Ware. 

North Middletown, W. T. Benton. 

Hinton, J. S. Walker. 

Mt. Hope, W. W. Chamberlain. 

New Columbus, J. N. Ison. 

Corinth, to be supplied (by M. S. Clark). 
Franklin Mission, J. M. Wilson. 

Spears, to be supplied (by B. E. Lancaster). 
Chaplain to Penitentiary, H. H. Kavanaugh. 

COVINGTON DISTRICT. 

W. F. Vaughn, P. E. 

Covington: Scott Street, W. T. Bolling. 

Eleventh Street, W. A. Cooper. 

Newport, I. W. Mitchell. 

Highland, D. E. Bedinger. 

Augusta and Foster, D. H. Mariman, and R. 
M. Lee. 

California, J. R. Kendall; J. C. Minor, Sup. 
Visalia and Independence, E. E. Holmes. 
Falmouth, D. W. Robertson. 

Carrollton, C. J. Nugent. 

Berry, R. Lancaster. 




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Oddville, W. S. Grinstead. 

Petersburg, W. A. Penn and T. J. Dodd. 
Warsaw, T. W. Barker; J. N. Current, Sup. 
Brooksville, J. T. J. Fizer; G. B. Poage, Sup. 
Morning View, W. F. Wyatt. 

Walton, A. F. Duvall; G. N. Buffington, Sup. 
•Cynthiana, D. B. Cooper. 

Williamstown, P. H. Hoffman. 

Glencoe, to be supplied. 

Bracken, to be supplied (by E. K. Kidwell). 
Agent American Bible Society, G. S. Savage. 
■Select High School, T. J. Dodd, Principal. 

SHELBYVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. W. Fitch , P. K 

Shelbyville, A. Redd. 

Simpsonville, M. W. Hiner. 

Taylorsville, George Froh. 

Bloomfield, W. W. Spates. 

New Castle, J. A. Sawyer. 

Port Royal, G. W. Crutchfield. 
'Carnpbellsburg, W. H. Winter. 

Bedford, W. H. H. Ditzler. 

Milton, William Shoesmith. 

La Grange, T. J. Godbey. 

Beard, P. J. Ross. 

Pleasure ville, J. J. Johnson. 

Christiansburg, A. P. Jones. 

Gratz, J. W. Gardner. 

Science’ Hill School, W. T. Povnter, Presi- 
dent. 

MAYSVILLE DISTRICT. 

John Reeves, P. E. 

Maysville, Julius E. Wright. 

Millersburg, G. W. Young. 

Ruddle’s Mills, J. W. Harris. 

Flemingsburg, T. F. Taliaferro. 

Tilton and Nepton, M. T. Chandler; 
Hillsboro, C. E. Boswell. 

Mt. Carmel and Orangeburg, J. R. Peeples. 
Sharpsburg and Bethel, J. D. Redd. 

Carlisle, W. T. Rowland. 

Owingsville, to be supplied (by J. H. Herron). 
Sylvan Dell, A. E. Colgrove. 

Mt. Olivet, R. B. Baird. 

Shannon and Sardis, R. H. Wightman. 
Germantown, C. M. Humphrey. 

Vanceburg, S. W. Speer. 

Tolesboro, M. P. Morgan. 

Dover, J. R. Nelson- 
Moorefield, E. C. Savage. 

Kinney Mission, to be supplied (by Elza 
Richards). 



Millersburg Female College, C. Pope, Presi- 
dent. 

Sunday School Agents, W. H. Anderson and 
S. L. Hockenberry. 

DANVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. Rand, P. E. 

Danville, P. A. Sowell ; E. H. Pearce, Sup. 
Harrodsburg, J. 0. A. Vaught. 

Perryville, W. T. Eklar. 

Mackville, Lew G. Wallace. 

Chaplain, H. C. Wright. 

Lawrenceburg, W. T. Povnter and W. D. 
Welburn. 

Leather’s Store, to be supplied (by W. P. 
Vaught). 

Salvisa, E. H. Godbey. 

Jessamine, W. W. Green. 0 . 

Bryantsville, T. B. Cook. 

Stanford, W. E. Arnold. 

Richmond and Providence, F. S. Pollitt. 
College Hill, W. J. Doran. 

Somerset, S. W. Peeples. 

Caintown, to be supplied. 

Moreland, Whitty Waldrop. 

Lancaster and Junction City, to be supplied. 
Asbury College, J. W. Hughes, 

MIDDLESBORO DISTRICT. 

T. J. McIntyre , P. E. 

Middlesboro, E. G. B. Mann. 

Pineville, J. M. Johnson. 

Meadow Creek, E. J. Terrill. 

Loudon, F. K. Struve. 

Manchester, W. B. Ragan. 

McKee, V. B. Daughetee. 

Whitesburg, to be supplied. 

Hyden, 0. J. Chandler. 

Harlan, T. E. York. 

Cartel’s ville, G. G. Ragan. 

JACKSON DISTRICT. 

C. F. Oney, P. E. 

Jackson, E. A. McClure; J. J. Dickey, Sup. 
Irvine, J. P. Strother. 

Beatyville, J. W. Williams. 

Campton, F. A. Savage. 

Morehead, J. W. Hunter. 

West Liberty, J. L. West. 1 

Hazard, to be supplied (by J. B. Shockley). 
Hindman, to be supplied (by W. W. Me* 
Clure). 

Frenchburg, James E. Wright. 

Clay City, to be supplied (by J. T. Breese.) 





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17 



LOS ANGELES CONFERENCE. 

Held at Los Nietos, Cal., September 2-7, 1891. 
Bishop Haygood, President; W. B. Stradley, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. None. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? L. B. El- 
lis. 1. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Edward J. Harper, Wade Hamil- 
ton, Oscar I). Crothers. 3. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? W. A. Fin- 
ley. 1. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? W. E. Vaughan, 
H. T. Etheridge, S. H. Dimon, J. E. Carpen- 
ter, W. de R. Pos, C. C. Edington. 6. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
Archibald T. Dunlap. 1. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Wade Hamilton, Oscar 
D. Crothers. 2. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Wade Hamilton, Oscar 
D. Crothers. 2. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? None. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? None. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? J. 
B. Johnson. 1. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? A. 
Adams, E. C. Knott. 2. ' 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? P. O. 
Clayton, S. M. Adams, W. L. Allbright. 3. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? William Moores. 1. 

William Moores, familiarly known as 
Father Moores, has passed from the Church 
militant to the Church triumphant. He was 
one of the small but heroic band present at 
the organization of the Conference by Bishop 
Wightman in San Bernardino, October, 1870. 
He had then just transferred from the Little 
Rock Conference, Arkansas. He was born 
in Smith County, Middle Tennessee, Janua- 
ry 26, 1808. He preached his first sermon 
on the 3d of July, 1835. That fall, in Octo- 
ber, he was received on trial into the Ten- 

2 



nessee Conference. In 1838 he transferred 
to the Alabama Conference, where he con- 
tinued some years. In 1846 he was trans- 
ferred to the Arkansas Conference, which at 
that time included the whole State of Ar- 
kansas. A few years after, the Little Rock 
Conference w r as formed, and he remained in 
that Conference until the fall of 1869, when 
he was transferred to California. He trav- 
eled both the Los Angeles and the San Luis 
Obispo Districts, and labored on station and 
circuit work until 1882, when at San Luis 
Obispo he was superannuated. How fitly 
was illustrated in this good man the life of 
a Methodist itinerant! Overall these broad 
lands — in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and 
California — he went “ sowing the incorrupti- 
ble seed of life,” and planting the kingdom 
of our Lord and Master. What an immor- 
tal harvest of thanksgiving and praise must 
have opened to the view of this veteran of 
more than half a century when he passed 
through the gates into the City of God! 
Brother Moores was a unique man. His 
convictions were so deep that many who 
did not know him often construed them 
into obstinate prejudices. While he was 
uncompromising as a preacher of righteous- 
ness, he was as gentle as a woman to every 
penitent soul; his hands, heart, and home 
were always open with a most generous love 
to all his brethren. We doubt if any Meth- 
odist family in the whole Church ever en- 
tertained at its board more people than did 
that of our sainted brother, whose hospital- 
ity at his home was simply princely in its 
broad and open unselfishness. He was a 
student to the end of his days. He was a 
great reader of Methodist books, and always 
insisted upon conformity to Methodist doc- 
trines and practices. He preached Christ 
and him crucified. He presented him as he 
had known him in a personal exercise of 
his saving power. The depth and power of 
such an experience put to flight in his min- 
istry all sensational methods, and made him 
a preacher of the Pauline type. Sinners 
were cut to the heart under his preaching, 
and the Church established in its most holy 
faith. He deserves to be ranked with the 
truest and best men that have blessed the 
Church by a holy walk and unflinching de- 
votion to every duty of the ministerial office. 
As our venerable brother drew near the gate 
of the city, his spirit felt the bracing and 
blessed air of heaven. All through his last 
sickness his conversation was in the skies. 
Death had no terror for him; the last ene- 




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II 




my had been transfigured into an “ angel of 
light.” Calm, serene, conscious to the last, 
without a struggle, without so much as the 
heaving of the breast, he “fell on sleep.” 
Suddenly the portals sway wide and the 
glory of God passed by, and he was not, for 
God had taken him. ' Old comrades in the 
patience of the kingdom, Glover and Miller, 
preachers from Tennessee, Alabama, and 
Arkansas— the loved ones of his family, 
who had gone before, the great company 
who had been turned to righteousness by 
his ministry, greeted him from the other 
side and gave him glad welcome. This brief 
memoir would be incomplete without refer- 
ence to the noble woman who stood by his 
side in all his conflicts and seasons of sor- 
row and joy. With the small salary he 
often received, how could he have given 
himself with such constancy and devotion 
to the work assigned him by the Church, 
had not this good wife so wisely adminis- 
tered the affairs at home? Her manage- 
ment, her economy, her skill and industry 
gave confidence and courage to him in his 
long tours from home. More than this, she 
gave to the Church a large family of sons 
and daughters, to preserve and emulate the 
gentle virtues of their mother and the ster- 
ling qualities of their father. What a debt 
of gratitude the Church owes to the wives of 
itinerant preachers! She “fell on sleep” 
the 30th day of October, 1890, and he on the 
31st day of January, 1891. “Thanks be to 
God who giveth us the victory through our 
Lord Jesus Christ.” 



San Luis Obispo District. 



White 

Mem’s. 


Colored 

Mem's. 


Loel 

Pr’s. 


San Luis Obispo 


33 






Ventura 








Ventura Circuit 


44 




i 


Carpenteria 










21 






Lompoc 






4 


Santa Maria 


30 






Croston 


39 






Cambria 






I 




393 




6 


Arizona District. 








Phoenix 


87 




1 


Phoenix Circuit 


111 


,2 


2 


Tempe Circuit 


30 




1 


West End 


62 






Gila River 










290 


2 


4 



Recapitulation. 



Los Angeles District 


913 




15 


San Diego “ 


416 




5 


San Luis Obispo “ 


393 




6 


Arizona ‘ “ 


290 


2 


4 


Total this rear 


2.012 


2 


30 


Total last year 


1,944 


2 


28 


Increase 


68 




2 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 81. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 113. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 37. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday- 
school teachers? 293. 



Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed, 
except that of P. B. Jackson, who was ex- 
pelled. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Los Angeles District. 





White 

Mem’s. 


Colored 

Mem’s. 


Loc’l 

Pr's. 


Los Angeles: Trinity 


245 1 


5 


Bellevue Avenue 


69! 




West End 






1 




67 




3 




121 




2 




131 






Newport 


28 






Norwalk and Ranchito 


68 




1 


Azusa and Duarte 


60 




2 




41 




1 


Cahuenga 


28 








913 




15 



San Diego District. 

San Diego ..... 

San Bernardino 

Menifee 

Bear Valley 

Escondido 

Julian and Ballena 

Palomar and Linda Vista 



61 

153 1 

37 1 

91 1 

42 1 

18 1 

11 



4161 J 5 






Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 2,224. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $600. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $393.25. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $1,426.82. Do- 
mestic Missions, $252.15. Total, $1,678.97. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $318.47. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 30; value, $150,726. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 19; value, $24,728.92. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational sta- 
tistics? No report. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Ventura, Cal. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

LOS ANGELES DISTRICT. 

T. R. Curtis , P. E. 

Los Angeles: Trinity, W. B. Stradley. 

West End, S. H. Dimon. 

Bellevue Avenue, W. E. Vaughan. 










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Brazil Mission Conference r 1891. 



Los Angeles: Mateo Street, Wiles Pierce. 
Boyle Heights, to be supplied (by J. B. 
McPherson). 

Cahuenga, Wade Hamilton. 

Gardena, to be supplied (by C. W. Harris). 
Santa Ana, J. F. G. Finley. 

Los Nietos, W. A. Finley. 

Newport, C. C. Wright. 

Norwalk and Ranchito, Q. A. Oats. 

Azusa and Duarte, J. E. Carpenter; A. 
Adams, Sup. 

Pomona, J. S. Jenkins; E. C. Knott, Sup. 
Editor Pacific Methodist Advocate , H. M. Du- 
Bose. 

SANTA BARBARA DISTRICT. 

R. H. Parker , P. E. 

Santa Barbara, C. C. Edington. 

Carpenteria, S. M. Chase. 

Ventura, J. M. Weems. 

Fillmore Circuit, to be supplied (by J. H. 
Sherrard). 

Lompoc, A. T. Dunlap. 

Santa Maria, to be supplied (by R. H. Amon). 
San Luis Obispo, James Heafy. 

Paso Robles, to be supplied. 

Adelaide, to be supplied (by C. W. Sanford). 
Conference Colporter, J. W. Allen. 



1 $ 

SAN DIEGO DISTRICT. 

E. Dunbar , P. E. 

San Diego, R. W. Bailey. 

Lindavista, R. W. McDowell. 

Escondido, L. B. Ellis. 

Valley Center, J. M. Langston. 

Mt. Fairview Circuit, to be supplied (by W. 

G. Talbert). 

Menifee, R. I. Allen. 

San Bernardino, E. J. Harper. 

Redlands, to be supplied. 

ARIZONA DISTRICT. 

H. T. Etheridge , P. E. 

Phoenix, D. F. Fuller. 

Phoenix Circuit, H. T. Etheridge. 

Tempe, E. G. Roberts. 

Florence and Casa Grande, to be supplied. 
West End and Gila River, 0. D. Crothers. 
Prescott, to be supplied. 

T. W. Mansfield transferred to the Western 
North Carolina Conference. 

J. S. Chapman transferred to the North- 
west Texas Conference. 

T. F. Cason transferred to the Memphis 
Conference. 



BRAZIL MISSION CONFERENCE. 

Held at Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, July 23 - 28 , 1891 . 
Hugh C. Tucker, President ; Michael Dickie, Secretary . 



Question 1 . Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. John L. Bruce, Jose da Costa Reis, 
Antonio Joaquim de Araujo Filho. 3. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Antonio 
C. de Fonseca, Hermann Gartner, Jose C. de 
Andrade, Robert C. Dickson, Joao Evange- 
lista Tavares. 5. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? Manuel 
de Camargo. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? J. M. Lander, C. B. McFarland. 2. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? None. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
Felippe R. de Carvalho, Ludgero de Miran- 
da, Justiniano R. de Carvalho. 3. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? None. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? None. 



Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? None. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? None. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? None. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? None. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one,, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



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Sao Paulo District. 



Mem- 

bers. 


Loc'l 

Pr's. 




17 






11 




Sao Paulo 


64 


3 


Capivary 


63 


1 


Piracicaba 


108 


1 


Santa Barbara 


39 




- 


302 


5 



Rio District. 



is the estimated value, of parsonages? There 
are none. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Number of schools, 4; missionaries, 
13 ; other teachers, 15 ; pupils, 337 ; value of 
property, $40,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Taubate. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 



Juiz de Fora 


102 


3 


Rio Novo 


5 


2 




43 






30 




Brazilian 


46 






226 


5 


Recapitulation. 

Sao Paulo District 


302 


5 


Rio “ 


226 


5 


Total this year 


r >28 


10 


Total last year 


462 


8 


Increase 


66 


2 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 58. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 78. 

Ques. 24. What is "the number of Sunday 
schools? 10. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 35. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 333. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? Nothing. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? Nothing. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? $1,833.08. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? Nothing. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 3 ; value, $61 ,000. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 



RIO DISTRICT. 

J. W. Tarboux, P. E. 

Rio de Janeiro : English Mission, E. A. Tilly. 
Portuguese Mission, E. A. Tilly and Lud- 
gero de Miranda. 

Palmeiras Circuit, A. Cordoza de Fonseca. 
Parahyba Circuit, to be supplied (by Anto- 
nio V. da Fonseca). 

Juiz de Fora Circuit, J. W. Tarboux, C. B. 

McFarland, and A. Joaquim de Aranjo. 

Rio Novo Circuit, Joao E. Tavares. 

Mar de Espanha Circuit, Felippe R. de Car- 
valho ; Assistant to be supplied (by Olyin- 
pio Alves Fontauro). 

Granbery College, Juiz de Fora, John M. 

Lander, Principal ; J. L. Bruce, Professor. 
Agent American Bible Society, H. C. Tucker. 
Treasurer, J. W. Tarboux. 

SAO PAULO DISTRICT. 

M. Dickie, P. E. 

Taubate Circuit, J. L. Kennedy and J. R. de 
Carvalho. 

Sao Jose Circuit, J. C. de Andrade. 

Sao Paulo Station, J. W. Wolling and Her- 
mann Gartner. 

Capivary Circuit, R. C. Dickson and Anto- 
nio J. de Nello. 

Santa Barbara Circuit, R. C. Dickson. 
Piracicaba Station, M. Dickie and Jose da 
Costa Reis. 

Collegio Americano de Taubate, J. L. Ken- 
. nedy. 

Editor Expositor Christao, J. W. Wolling. 
General Treasurer, J. W. Wolling. 

Treasurer Sao Paulo District, M. Dickie. 



WESTERN VIRGINIA CONFERENCE. 



Held at Parkersburg, W. Va., Sept. 16-22, 1891. 

Bishop Granbery, President ; J. A. Black, Secretary. 

Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? H. Burns, William P. Auxier, Richard H. 
Answer. Walter C. Woodyard, William L. Edens, Willliam U. Fugate. 10. 

McCoy, Marcellus E. Peck, Bernard C. Davis, Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Francis 
Albert E. Odell, Hartland P. Smith, Charles M. Canfield, John D. Stalnaker, Stephen A. 



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21 



Donahoe, Pascal D. Nutter, John W. Crites, 
Arthur S. Thorn, Keenas J. Bevins, Peter 
Clay. 8. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? H. L. 
Simons. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Thomas R. Houghton, James T. 
French, ‘Isaac A. Canfield, Edmond C. Swit- 
zer, John J. Haynes, George C. Summers, 
Harry Todd, A. Lee Barrett. 8. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? Elihu R. 
Powers, Edwin L. Fitch. 2. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? S. W. Emory, from 
the St. Louis Conference. 1. 



Parkersburg 

Parkersburg Circuit. 

Lubeck 

Elizabeth 

Grantsville 

Ravenswood 

Spencer 

Ripley 

Point Pleasant 

New Martinsville 

Tyler 

Pleasant Ridge 

.Burning Springs 



White 

Mein's. 


Colored 

Mem’s. 


Loo’t 

Pr's. 


342 




1 


219 




2 


248 




3 


205 




1 


254 




3 


307 




1 


284 




3 


451 




2 


153 


2 


1 


193 


1 


1 


93 






305 




2 


283 




3 








3,337 


3 


23 



Clarksburg District. 



Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
William I. Canter, Thomas C. Exline, Lucien 
E. Harrison, Charley N. Coffman, Johnsa 
W. Glover, James *M. Peters, Simon A. 
Knotts. 7. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Isaac A. Canfield, Ed- 
mund C. Switzer, John J. Haynes, George C. 
Summers, James T. French, Harry Todd, A. 
Lee Barrett. 7. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Isaac A. Canfield, Ed- 
mund C. Switzer, John J. Haynes, George C. 
Summers, James T. French, Harry Todd, A. 
Lee Barrett. 7. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? William L. McCoy, Fielding Rose, 
Isaac N. Fannin, James Ball. 4. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? William L. McCoy, Field- 
ing Rose, Isaac N. Fannin, James Ball, John 
W. Taylor. 5. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? South G. Preston. 1. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? South G. Preston. 1. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
George R. Mays, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? J. F. 
Medley. 1. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? R. A. 
Claughton, W. Briscoe, G. S. McCutchen, S. 
Black, C. S. Murrill, J. T. Johnson, C. F. 
Crooks. 7. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? J. A. West. (No mem- 
oir.) 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed, 
except that of 0. H. Patterson, who was ex- 
pelled. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 





132 




1 




389 




1 




370 




5 






1 






227 






146 








260 




2 




416 




4 




190 




3 


Randolph 


227 


2 


1 




250 


3 




193 




3 




297 




1 




386 




3 




95 




2 




61 














4,053 


3 


29 



Fayette District. 





3551 


1 




143 

220 










2 


Sewell 


283! 


1 


Meadow Bluff 


282 




2 




310 




2 




344 




3 




151 




1 


Raleigh 


106 












Hawk’s Nest 


68 






Kanawha Falls 


105 




1 


Sugar Grove 


604 




2 




267 










1 




167 




2 












3,481 




18 



Charleston Distinct. 



Charleston Station 

Charleston Circuit 

Barboursville ... 

Huntington: First Church 

Second Church 

Guyandotte 

Wayne 

Wayne C. 11 

Buffalo 

Hamlin 

Lincoln . 

St. Albans 

Glenwood 

Raymond 

Fair Plains 

Cabell Mission 



253 

877 

339 

243 

206 

112 

403 

210 

144 

179 

134 

302 

138 

176 

128 

191 




CaUcttsburg District. 

Catlettsburg 

Ashland Station .... 4 . 

Ashland Circuit 

Louisa 

Greenup 

Grayson 

Mt. Zion 

Liberty 

Kavanaugh 

Leon 



3,585 


3 


27 


190 






323 




2 


152 


......... 




133 






256 




1 


282 


1 


2 


415 




4 


264 


2 


7 


303 




4 



« w r-i w eo 



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Western Virginia Conference , 1891. 



Catletisburg Distinct ( Continued ). 





White 

Mem's. 


Colored | 
Mem's. 


T.ocT 

Pr's. 


Grassland 


473 




4 


Martinsburg 


*282 




3 




3,131 


3 


27 


Prestonburg District. 






Prestonburg 


204 


8 


2 


Paintsville 


141 


3 


8 








2 


Floyd'. 


225 




6 


Daniel’s Creek Mission 


200 




2 


Pikeville 


604 


7 


10 


Shelby Mission 








Eden”. 


230 


2 


3 


Blaine 


375 




8 


Warfield 


173 


3 


2 


Logan 


139 




2 


Island Creek Mission 








Wyoming 


200 




3 


Cassville. 


100 




1 




2,656 


18 


49 


Recapitulation. 








Parkersburg District 


3.337 


3 


23 


Clarksburg “ 


4,053 


8 


29 


Fayette “ 


3,481 




18 


Charleston “ 


3(585 


3 


27 


Catlettsburg “ 


3,131 


3 


27 


Prestonburg “ 


2,656 


18 


49 


Total this rear 


20,243 


30 


173 


Total last year 


19,459 


24 


162 


Increase 


784 


6 


11 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 404. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,065. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 309. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
schoolteachers? 2,103. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 14,793. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $1,500. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $882.21. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $1,257.71; Do- 
mestic Missions, $732.17. Total, $1,989.88. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $422. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 232£; value, $257,400. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 44; value, $41,200. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Barboursville College: Teachers, 6; 
students, 140; value of property, $20,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

PARKERSBURG DISTRICT. 

S. T. Mallory, P. E. 

Parkersburg, J. S. Sims. 

Parkersburg Circuit, H. M. Smith. 



Lubeck, D. L. Bush. 

Elizabeth, W. C. Leech. 

Grantsville, S. E. Simpson. 

Ravenswood, G. M. F. Hampton. 

Spencer, A. Lee Barrett. 

Ripley, J. W. Simpson. 

Point Pleasant, S. F. McClung. 

New Martinsville, AV. P. Auxier. 

Tyler, AV. C. AA r oodvard. 

Pleasant Ridge, S. A. Knotts. 

Burning Springs, to be supplied (by Oliver 
Givens). 

CLARKSBURG DISTRICT. 

A. P. Sturm, P. E. 

Clarksburg, A. S. Bowles. 

Boothsville, E. T. Caton. 

Marion, AV. I. Canter. 

Rivesville, M. V. Bowles. 

Greene, to be supplied (by IT. Poling); 

Sand Rock, to be supplied (by J. F. Sharp- 
less). 

Philippi, J. H. Burns. 

Meadowville, AV. R. Chambers. 

Braxton, J. AV. Lambert. 

St. George, L. E. Harrison. 

Elkins, M. E. Peck. 

Cedarville, to be supplied (by E. S. Pugh). 
Cleveland, J. D. Stalnaker. 

Jacksonville, F. M. Canfield. 

Mingo Flats, R. H. Edens. 

Glenville, E. B. Jones. 

FAYETTE DISTRICT. 

C. II. Dowell, P. E. 

Fayetteville, J. T. French. 

Summersville, G. AV. McClung. 

Sewell, C. N. Coffman. 

Meadow Bluff, AV. M. Hiner. 

AVebster, T. R. Houghton. 

Birch, W. L. McCoy. 

Cedar Grove, E. S. McClung. 

Raleigh, A. E. Odell. 

Raleigh C. H. and Leblong, J. S. Lemon. 
Hawk’s Nest, E. L. Fitch. 

Kanawha Falls, S. A. Donahoe. 

Sugar Grove, J. K. Hedges and C. P. Smith. 
Newton, P. D. Nutter. 

Osborne’s Mills, B. C. Davis. 

Addison, J. J. Haynes. 

Malden and Brownstown, C. PI. Burns. 

CHARLESTON DISTRICT. 

H. T. Walts, P. E. 

Charleston and Elk City, C. AV. Cook. 
Charleston Circuit, J. AV. Crites. 
Barboursville, C. AV. Shearer. 

Huntington: First Church, J. A. Block. 
Second Church, to be supplied (by C. C. 
Thompson). 

Guyandotte, J. M. Lauck. 

AVayne Circuit, E. Kendall. 

Wayne C. H., J. M. Peters. 

Buffalo, B. S. Chambers. 



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I 



Hamlin, W. H. Surgeon. 

St. Albans, John Martin. 

Glenwood, H. L. Smith. 

Raymond, H. B. Hewlett. 

Fair Plains, to be supplied (by R. H. Moss). 
Cabell Mission, to be supplied (by E. Bias). 
Barboursville College, W. W. Royall, Vice- 
president and Financial Agent. 



CATLETTSBURG DISTRICT. 

B. F. Gosling, P. E. 

Catlettsburg, T. S. Wade. 

Ashland, S. G. Preston. 

Ashland Circuit, J. W. Glover; J. F. Medley, 
Sup. 

Louisa, M. A. Davidson. 

Greenup, J. M. Carter. 

Grayson, A. S. Thorn. 

Mt. Zion, S. W. Emory. 

Liberty, T. C. Exline. 

Kavanaugh, A. Given. 

Leon, H. Moore. 



Grassland, C. Dean. 

Martinsburg, E. R. Powers. 

Central Methodist, Z. Meek, Editor. 

PRESTONBURG DISTRICT. 

P. G. Walker, P. E. 

Prestonburg, I. F. J. McKinster. 

Paintsville, E. C. Switzer. 

Floyd, K. J. Bevins. 

Daniel’s Creek, to be supplied (by J. Lafferty). 
Pikeville, I. A. Canfield; one to be supplied. 
Eden, to be supplied (by R. F. Rice). 

Blaine, to be supplied (by James Barrett). 
Warfield, W. U. Fugate. 

Logan, Harry Todd. 

Island Creek, to be supplied (by E. Hensley). 
Wyoming, Peter Clay. 

E. W. Reynolds and J. S. Bowdes trans- 
ferred to the Missouri Conference. 

G. C. Summers transferred to the North- 
west Texas Conference. 



HOLSTON CONFERENCE. 

Held at Chattanooga, Tenn., September 30-October 5, 1891. 
Bishop Galloway, President ; W. C. Carden, Secretary. 



Question 1 . Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. James F. Hash, Martin P. Carrico, 
Jefferson D. Akers, Floyd D. Surface, Ed- 
ward C. Rodefer, John M. Maiden, John R. 
Bellamy, T. Ashby Jordan, John M. Paxton, 
Elbert N. Woodward, George M. Moreland, 
Ben F. Gillard, William L. Patton. 13. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? W. A. 
Mitchell, Walter R. Spence, James E. Sweck- 
er, William W. Newberry, Tyler D. Strader, 
William E. Bailev, Benjamin C. Horton, Sil- 
burn H. Little, E.W. Mort, F. F. Threadmll, 
Thomas H. Kinzer, George B. Draper, W. I. 
Fogleman, John M. Romans, E. W. Walker; 
Frank Y. Jackson, Robert E. Hart, John B. 
Frazier, James D. McAllister, Robert M. 
Walker, in class of the first year. 20. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? George 
W. Bogle, W. B. Shelton, R. M. Walker. 3. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Thomas J. Eskridge, George D. 
Herman, Isaac P. Martin, James R. Hunter, 
Charles L. Stradley, Isaac N. Munsey, John 
B. Carnes, C. R. Brown, Joel W. Hicks. 9. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? John R. 
Hixon. 1. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? W. N. Wayner,' 



from the Baltimore Conference; G. W. Jack- 
son, from the Western North Carolina Con- 
ference. 2. 

Ques. 7. Who are deacons of one year? 
D. V. York, C. W. Kelley, D. C. Clondenen, 
A. H. Tow, J. B. Simpson; W. L. Jones, E. 
H. Cassidy, C. B. Le Few, J. A. L. Perkins, 
John Woolsey, James W. Moore, Joseph A. 
Darr, Joseph E. Lowry, in class of the third 
year. 13. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Thomas J. Eskridge, Geo. 
D. Herman, Isaac P. Martin, James R. Hunt- 
er, Charles L. Stradley. 5. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Thomas J. Eskridge, Geo. 
D. Herman, Isaac P. Martin, James R. Hunt- 
er, Charles L. Stradley. 5. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Thomas H. Kinzer, Benjamin F. 
Gillard, James E. Swecker, John M. Maiden, 
T. G. Neal, Charles E. Steele, Edward W. 
Walker, Charles W. Duncan, James R. Mc- 
Farland, John D. Dame, Wm. E. Bailey. 11. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Thomas H. Kinzer, Ben- 
jamin F. Gillard, James E. Swecker, John 
M. Maiden, Edward W. Walker, James R. 



i M 



Holston Conference , 1891. 



McFarland, John D. Dame, William E. Bai- 
ley, Charles W. Duncan, Thos. C. Pulliam. 10. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? George R. Stuart, William 
S. Neighbors, Melville C. Graham, James R. 
Chambers, George W. Pressley, Joseph C. 
Maners, John A. Duvall, Samuel E. Houk, 
Thomas E. Wagg. 9. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? George R. Stuart, William 
S. Neighbors, Melville C. Graham, James R. 
Chambers, George W. Pressley, Joseph C. 
Maners, John A. Duvall, Samuel E. Houk, 
Thomas E. Wagg. 9. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? William P. Evans, Meredeth G. 
Price, Benton H. Livingston, William M. 
Carter. 4. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? Geo. 
R. Stuart, James R. Hunter, D. C. Brown. 3. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? J. R. 
Stradley, S. Phillips, J. R. Payne, B. F. Nuck- 
olls, C. K. Miller, W. H. Dawn, J. A. Davis, 

J. R. Cunningham, J. W. Robertson, G. W. 

K. Greene, R. A. Kelley, J. W. Bowman, M. 
P. Swaim, W. H. Kelley, J. C. Runvan, G. 
W. Miles. 16. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? J. M. 
McTeer, William Robeson, J. N. S. Huffaker, 

L. C. Delashmit, R. A. Giddens, A. E. Wood- 
ward, J. W. Belt, George Stewart, H. P. 
Waugh, T. F. Smyth, E. B. Robertson, R. M. 
Hickey, T. J. Pope, P. S. Sutton, Jacob 
Smith. 15. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the year? H. F. King (an undergradu- 
ate). 

Henry F. King was born in Wythe Coun- 
ty, Va., October 27, 1866. He joined the 
Church at the age of fourteen ; professed re- 
ligion at Asbury Camp Ground at or near the 
time he joined the Church ; was happily 
married December 24, 1889, and departed 
this life August 13, 1891. It is with his life 
as a preacher that we have chiefly to do. 
He was admitted on trial at Morristown, 
Tenn., October, 1 889. He was, therefore, still 
a probationer. He was first sent to Creston 
Circuit, Ashe County, N. C., where he did a 
good work. He was next sent to Sharon 
Springs Circuit. He was removed from there 
by the presiding elder and put on the Grassy 
Creek Circuit. Last year he was on the East 
Tazewell Circuit, in Jeffersonville District, 
where, in the midst of busiest labors for the 
Master, he was smitten of death. He was a 
young man of fine promise. He was a work- 
er. His consecration was complete. His lips 
were pure. As a preacher he had the gifts 
of a fine person, a good voice, a persuasive 
manner. He was thoughtful, studious, dili- 
gent, prayerful, never triflingly employed. 
On his last charge he was singularly success- 
ful. It was said that his report at his Dis- 
trict Conference was the best in the district. 



His illness was protracted. He was ready 
to die. In our eyes he was fit to live a long 
life; in God’s eyes he was fit to die. God 
took him. His young wife, doubly be- 
reaved — her babe being taken a few days 
before her husband — we commend to the 
mercy of Him who is always good, though 
his way is mysterious. We loved our young 
brother. We honor his memory. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless in 
their life and official administration? Their 
names were called over, one by one, and 
their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Radford District. 

I White I Colored I Loc’l 
Mem's". [ Mem’s. Pr’s. 



Radford Station 

New River Circuit 

Auburn Circuit 

Pocahontas Station 

Princeton Circuit 

Bluestone Circuit 

Pearisburg Circuit 

Staffoi'dsville Circuit 

Clear Fork Circuit 

Concord Circuit 

Graham Station 

Bluefield Station 

Bramwell Station 

Cooper’s and Coal Bale Mission ... 

Elk Horn Mission 

McDowell Mission 

Seddon Circuit 

Mechanicsburg Circuit 



Jeffersonville District. 

Jeffersonville Station — 274 2 

East Tazewell Circuit 428 2 

Cedar Bluff Circuit 422 2 : 

Liberty Hill Circuit 396 

Elk Garden Circuit 230 

New Garden Circuit 209 1 

Richlands Mission 76 

Buchanan Mission 225 4 

Lebanon Circuit 467 1 

Gate City Station 160 1 

Dickensonville Circuit 588 2 

Gladeville Circuit 209 1 2 

Big Stone Gap Circuit 235 1 2 

Clintwood Circuit 157 5 

Nickellsville Circuit 227 2 3 

Estellville Circuit 369 2 



Jonesboro District. 



Jonesboro Station 

Jonesboro Circuit 

Johnson City Station. 

Bluff City Circuit 

Blountsville Circuit... 



Kingsport Circuit 395 

Rogersville Station.. 180 

Hawkins Circuit 594 



Greeneville Circuit 

Carter’s Station Circuit.. 

Rheatown Circuit 

Fall Branch 

Elizabethton 

Erwin Mission 



Wytheville District. 



Wytheville Station 365 

Wytheville Circuit 831 

East Wytheville Circuit 268 



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Holston Conference, 1891. 



Lead Mines Circuit 

Pulaski Station 

Max Meadows and Pulaski Mis.. 

Newbern Circuit 

Jacksonville Circuit 

Hylton Mission 

Old Town Circuit 

Hillsville Circuit 

Elk Creek Circuit 

Independence Circuit 

Mt. Airy Circuit 



White 


Colored' Loc'l 


Mem's. 


Mem’s. 


Pr's. 


851 




3 


221 




1 


103 






312 




1 


281 




3 


128 




3 


450 




9 


103 




4 


1,160 

629 




12 




5 


825 




5 






6,527 


3 


43 



Abingdon District. 



Abingdon Station 

Abingdon Circuit 

Bristol: Main Street 

Mary Street 

Bristol Mission 

Bristol Circuit 

Marion Station 

Marion Circuit 

Emory Circuit 

Saltville Circuit 

Sharon Springs Circuit 

Mendota Circuit 

Mountain City Mission 
South Fork Mission 



317 

897 

452 


2 


1 

5 

5 


98 






440 




2 


234 


2 




647 




2 


627 




5 


536 




4 


451 




4 


282 






67 






195 




1 


5,243 


4 


1 29 



Morristown District. 



Morristown Station 

Morristown Circuit 

Mossy Creek Station 

Tate Springs Circuit 

Tazewell Circuit 

Powell’s Valley Circuit 

Sneedville Circuit 

Rye Cove Circuit 

Jonesville Circuit 

Newport Circuit 

St. Clair Circuit 

Strawberrv Plains Circuit 

Parrottsville Mission 

Cumberland Gap Circuit... 
Rutledge Circuit 



375 

400 

229 

330 

333 

444 

300 

487 

564 2 

123 

228 

368 

232 

97 

252 



2 

1 

2 



2 

5 

1 

8 

3 



2 



2 



23 



Knoxville District, . 



Knoxville: Church Street 


544 

481 

237 




1 

1 






2 




111 






City Mission 


20 




1 




64 








229 




2 




217 




4 




17 








12Cp 




1 




140 


1 


1 




278 


2 




280 




2 




340 




1 




330 








231 






Madison ville Circuit 


240 




3 


Eleazer Circuit 


384 




4 




236 


1 


1 




237 


2 










4.736 


1 2| 28 



Sequatchie District. 



Dayton Station 

Spring City Circuit 

Spring City and Evansville 

Kingston Circuit 

Harriman and Cai'diff Mission 

Rockwood Station 

Jamestown Mission 

Hill City Mission 

Hamilton Mission 

Jasper Station 



230 

251 

297 

246 

72 

83 

156 

74 

177 



1 


i 

3 






1 








2 


2 




1 





Sequatchie District 



{Continued). 



White | Colored 
Mem’s.! Mem's. 



Loc’l 

Pr’s. 



Jasper Circuit 

South Pittsburg Station 

Dunlap Circuit 

Decatur Circuit 

Pikeville Station 

Cumberland Circuit 

Battle Creek Mission.... 



316 

209 

415 

491 

110 

130 

224 



1 

1 

2 

1 



4 

3 



| 3,645 [ 3 1 

Chattanooga District. 



Chattanooga: Centenary 

Whiteside Street 

Cherry 

Citico 

St. Elmo 

Ewing’s Chapel and Rossville ... 

Ridge Dale and East Lake 

Coal City and Etna Circuit 

Lookout Circuit 

Trenton Circuit 

Ooltewah Circuit 

Cleveland Station 

Cleveland Circuit 

Charleston Circuit 

Riceville 

Athens Station 

Athens Circuit 

Sweetwater Circuit 

Highland Park & E. Chattanooga. 
Duck Town 



Recapitulation. 



li)U 

130; 

30| 

120 

112 

126 

610 

359 

300 

327 

340 

232 

334 

322 

183 

317 

224 

82 

60i 



14 



5, 148 1 



151 



20 

1 



i 



2 

1 

5 

1 

2 

1 

4 

1 



2 

1 



1 

23 



Radford D 

Jeffersonville 

Jonesboro 

W y theville 

Abingdon 

Morristown 

Knoxville 

Sequatchie 

Chattanooga 



Increase. 

Decrease 



istrict 


4.899 


2 


41 




4.672 


4 


29 


44 


4,432 


1 


25 




6,527 


3 


43 


u 


5,243 


4 


29 


4k 


4.762 


2 


23 




4.736 


2 


28 


44 


3.645 


3 


20 


44 


5,148 


15 


23 


ear 


44.064 


36 


266 


ear 


43,416 


40 278 




648 


i 






r 4 


12 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 1,024. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 2,018. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 566. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 4,011. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 35,003. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $4,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $2,393.86. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $5,141.95 ; 1 >o- 
mestic Missions, $4,042.52. Total, $9,184.47. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $1,653.59. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 501 ; value, $874,895. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 85 ; value, $130,120. 










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Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Schools, 7 ; teachers, 60; scholars, 950; 
value of property, $376,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Wytheville, Va. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

WYTHEVILLE DISTRICT. 

E. W. Moore, P. E. 

Wytheville Station, G. W. Summers and W. 
W. Newberry. 

Wytheville Circuit, M. L. Clendenen. 

East Wytheville Circuit, C. L. Stradley. 

Lead Mines Circuit, S. T. McPherson and J. 
W. Moore. 

Hillsville Circuit, M. P. Carrico. 

Old town Circuit, J. E. Bruce; B. F. Nuckolls, 
Sup. 

Independence Circuit, to he supplied (by H 
C. Thompson). 

Elk Creek Circuit, J. A. Cook. 

Mt. Airy Circuit, R. F. Jackson and W. 

Spence ; C. K. Miller, Sup. 

Sharon Springs Circuit, James Mahoney. 
Marion Station, J. S. Kennedy; G. W. Miles, 
Sup. 

Marion Circuit, George A. Maiden. 

Seddon Circuit, J. A. H. Shuler; G. W. K. 
Greene, Sup. 

ABINGDON DISTRICT. 

J. T. Frazier, P. E. 

Abingdon Station, W. C. Carden. 

Abingdon Circuit, J. R. Chambers. 

Holston Circuit, E. L. Addington. 

Mountain City Mission, T. D. Strader. 

Emory Circuit, E. F. Kahle and F. Y. Jack- 
son ; J. A. Davis, Sup. 

Estelleville, S. S. Weatherly. 

Bristol: Main Street, F. Richardson. 

Mary Street, J. B. Frazier. 

Mendota Circuit, W. P. Doane. 

Kingsport Circuit, E. W. Walker. 

Blountville Circuit, W. D. Mitchell. 

Bluff City Circuit, G. W. Simpson; J. R. 

Cunningham, Sup. 

Elizabethton Circuit, J. R. Bellamy. 

Beaver Creek Mission, to be supplied (by E. 
L. Smith). 

Emory and Henry College, James Atkins, 
President; E. E. Wiley, Professor and 
Treasurer; W. W. Pvott, Financial Agent. 
Martha Washington College, S. N. Barker, 
President. 

Sullins College, D. S. Hearn, President. 

W. G. E. Cunnyngham, Sunday School Ed- 
itor. 

MORRISTOWN DISTRICT. 

G. D. French, P. E. 

Morristown Station, R. N. Price. 

Morristown Circuit, L. M. Cartwright; M. P. 
Swaim, Sup. 

Rutledge Circuit, S. H. Hall. 

Mossy Creek Station, G. W. Jackson. 



Newport Station, James I. Cash. 

Parrottsville Mission, E. W. Mort. 

St. Clair Circuit, J. N. Hobbs. 

Rogersville Station, E. H. Cassidy. 

Hawkins Circuit, J. M. Wolf. 

Greeneville City Mission, R. T. McDowell. 
Rheatown Circuit, J. D. Hickson. 

Johnson City Station, K. C. Atkins. 

Jonesboro Station, W. L. Jones. 

Jonesboro Circuit, W. D. Akers. 

Fall Branch Circuit, George B. Draper. 

Erwin Mission, F. D. Crumley. 

Strawberry Plains Circuit, R. A. Owen. 

E. E. Hoss, Editor Christian Advocate. 

BIG STONE GAP DISTRICT. 

J. S. W. Neal, P. E. 

Big Stone Gap Station, J. O. Straley. 

Gladeville Circuit, G. W. Pressley/ 

Clintwood Circuit, W. A. Mitchell. 

Buchanan Mission, to be supplied (by Oscar 
McNeil). 

Nickellsville Circuit, J. K. Wolf. 

Estelleville Circuit, F. H. Farley. 

Gate City Station, J. R. Hixon. 

Turkey Cove Circuit, to be supplied (by J. 
W. Hillman). 

Rye Cove Circuit, to be supplied (by J. D. 
Spitzer). 

Sneedville Mission, to be supplied. 

Tazewell Circuit, J. J. Henley. 

Jonesville Circuit, D. H. Carr. 

Powell’s Valley Circuit, R. E. Smith. 
Cumberland Gap Station, J. D. McAllister. 
Stickleyville Circuit, S. K. Byrd. 

JEFFERSONVILLE DISTRICT. 

W. H. Price, P. E. 

Jeffersonville Station, J. E. Naff; W. H. Kel- 
ley, Sup. 

Liberty Hill Circuit, S. E. Houk. 

Cedar Bluff Circuit, W. E. Bailey. 

Elk Garden Circuit, B. W. S. Bishop. 

Lebanon Circuit, T. F. Glenn. 

Dickensonville Circuit, L. H. Little. 

East Tazewell Circuit, P. P. Kinzer. 

Clear Fork Circuit, J. M. Romans. 

Pocahontas Station, J. L. Prater. 

Bramwell Station, C. W. Kelley. 

Cooper’s and Riverside Station, B. C. Horton. 
Elk Horn Mission, D. McCracken. 

Algoma Mission, to he supplied (by J. C. 
Cook). 

New Garden Mission, W. J. Fogleman. 
Richland Station, E. N. Woodward. 

RADFORD DISTRICT. 

R. G. Waterhouse, P. E.' 

Radford Station, W. N. Wagner. 

West Radford, J. A. Jordan. 

Auburn Circuit, R. S. Umberger. 

Jacksonville Circuit, J. E. Sweeker. 

Hilton Mission, D. C. Clendenen. * 

Newbern Circuit, J. H. Kennedy. 

New River Circuit, to be supplied. 



Holston Conference , 1891. 



Staffordsville Circuit, J. R. Walker. 
Pearisburg Circuit, F. D. Surface. 

Concord Circuit, C. B. Lefew. 

Princeton Circuit, Eugene Blake and J. B. 
Davis. 

Bluestone Mission, J. D. Akers. 

Bluefield Station, A. B. Hunter. 

Graham Station, L. K. Haynes; R. A. Kel- 
ley, Sup. 

Pulaski Station, J. C. Orr. 

Max Meadows Mission, John M. Paxton. 
Princeton Academy, Eugene Blake, Princi- 
pal. 

KNOXVILLE DISTRICT. 

A. J. Frazier , P. E. 

Knoxville: Church Street Station, W. W. 
Hicks ; W. H. Dawn, Sup. 

Broad Street Station, W. M. Dyer. 
Centenary Station, J. A. Burrow. 

East Fifth Avenue Mission, C. R. Brown. 
Methodist Hill Station, J. A. Belderback ; 
J. R. Payne, Sup. 

Fountain City Station, to be supplied (by S. 
D. Long). 

Knoxville Circuit, J. E. Lowry. 

Jacksboro Circuit, S. S. Catron. 

Coal Creek Mission, B. T. Sharp. 

Clinton Station, H. C. Neal. 

Clinton Circuit, A. Kincaid. 

Andersonville Circuit, J. D. Dame. 
Maynardville Circuit, J. B. Simpson; J. C. 
Runyan, Sup. 

Sevierville Circuit, D. V. York. 

Maryville and Chilhowee Mission, I. P. Mar- 
tin ; one to be supplied. 

Louisville Circuit, w. C. Farris. 

Madison ville, H. C. Clemons ; J. R. Stradley, 
Sup. 

Eleazer Circuit, to be supplied (by W. B. 
Martin). 

Loudoun Circuit, J. H. Parrott. 

Lenoir Circuit, George D. Hermon. 

Hiwassee College, J. H. Brunner, President; 

F. M. Grace, Professor ; John Boring, Agent. 
Editor Holst on Methodist and Conference Col- 
porter, W. L. Richardson. 

Insane Asylum, W. H. Bates, Chaplain. 

CHATTANOOGA DISTRICT. 

C. T. Carroll, P. E. 

Chattanooga : Centenary Station, D .V. Price. 
Whiteside Street Station, J. A. Darr. 
Cherry Street Station, J. C. Maness. 

Citico Mission, to be supplied (by R. E. 
Nunn). 



Chattanooga: St. Elmo Station, T. J. Esk- 
ridge. 

Rossville and Oak Hills, J. W. Hicks. 
Ridgedale and East Lake, T. C. Shuler and 
J. A. Lyons. 

East Chattanooga and Highland Park, J. W. 
Carnes. 

Coal City and Etna Circuit, I. N. Muncy. 
Lookout Circuit, B. F. Gillard. 

Trenton Circuit, J. C. Bays. 

Ooltewah Circuit, A. H. Tow. 

Cleveland Station, R. W. Kite. 

Cleveland Circuit, to be supplied (by W. P. 
Haynes). 

Charleston Circuit, E. H. Bogle. 

Riceville Circuit, F. F. Threadgill. 

Athens Station, J. L. M. French. 

Athens Circuit, to be supplied (by W. P. 
Blevens). 

Sweet Water Circuit, L. L. H. Carlock. 
Ducktown Mission, C. M. James. 

Centenary College, D. Sullins, President. 
Hooker Training School, J. W. Smith, Prin- 
cipal. 

SEQUATCHIE DISTRICT. 

T. R. Handy, P. E. 

Dayton Station, W. S. Neighbors. 

Spring City Circuit, J. Woolsey. 

Spring City and Evansville Station, *J. F. 
Wampler. 

Kingston Circuit, R. E. Hart and J. S. Phil- 
lips ; J. W. Robertson, Sup. 

Harriman Station, J. B. Carnes. 

Rock wood Station, G. W. Moreland. 

Poplar Creek Station, W. L. Patton. 
Jamestown Mission, E. C. Rodifer. 

Hill City Station, J. A. Duvall. 

Hamilton Circuit, William Witcher. 

Jasper Station, W. A. Thomas. 

Jasper Circuit, J. A. L. Perkins and T. FI. 
Kinser. 

South Pittsburg Station, J. W. Browning. 
Dunlap Circuit, John Alley. 

New Hope Circuit, J. F. Hash. 

Decatur Circuit, W. R. Snyder. 

Pikeville Station, F. Alexander. 

Cumberland Circuit, M. C. Graham. 

Battle Creek Mission, A. D. Stuart. 

Roane College, J. P. Dickey. 

T. E. Wagg, J. W. Bowman, and J. C. Pos- 
tell transferred to the Western North Caro- 
lina Conference. 

J. H. Keith transferred to the North Texas 
Conference. 



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Pacific Conference, 1891 . 



PACIFIC CONFERENCE. 



Held at San Jose, Cal., October 7 - 12 , 1891 . 
Bishop Haygood, President ; L. C. Renfro, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Wilds L. Pierce, William T. Mc- 
Dowell, John S. Jenkins. 3. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Joseph R. 
Compton. 1. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? M. Datte, 
at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? J. A. Bachelor, L. A. Dillard, W. 
E. Phillips, J. W. Ray, S. T. Reeve, A. F. W. 
Walters. 6. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? J. H. Johnson, H. 
R. Singleton, C. E. Patillo. 3. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
W. E. Edmonson, J. D. Dorsey. 2. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? W. E. Phillips, J. A. Bach- 
elor, J. W. Ray, S. T. Reeve. 4. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons ? W. E. Phillips, J. A. Bach- 
elor, J. W. Ray, S. T. Reeve. 4. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? John M. Pratt. 1. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? John M. Pratt. 1. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? W. G. Swan. 1. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are 
ordained elders? W. G. Swan. 1. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year ? 
None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? L. D. 
Hargis, R. F. Beasley. 2. 

Ques. 18. Who are" superannuated? B. H. 
Russell, B. C. Howard, T. C. Barton, J. Gru- 
well, D. M. Rice. 5. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? Iry Taylor, R. Boyns. 2. 

Iry Taylor was born in Alabama, and 
early in life w r ent to Texas, whence he came 
to California in 1852. Some few years after, 
he joined the Pacific Conference, his name 
first appearing on the minutes in 1857, be- 
ing appointed to the Sacramento Circuit w T ith 
C. Gridley. He afterward traveled in eight 
or nine other places, and in 1868 was super- 
annuated, holding this relation ever after- 
ward up to the day of his death. With the 
pioneer brethren of his day he labored dili- 
gently as a good soldier of Jesus Christ, trav- 
eling long distances, swimming rivers, and 



enduring trials unknow T n to brethren of later 
times. A man of God and a student of the 
Bible, he preached earnest, gospel sermons, 
often of great power. After some eighty 
years of earthly pilgrimage, November 10, 
1890, he joined the immortal hosts above, to 
be forever with the Lord. 

Richard Boyns, son of Richard and Mary 
Boyns, of St. Just, Cornwall, England, was 
born June 4, 1831. He was brought up in 
the Church of England, but soon made a 
choice of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, 
and in 1850 became a local or lay preacher 
of great usefulness. For upward of thirty 
years he held positions of responsibility in 
the Church of his choice, greatly to his own 
credit, and the good of the people he served. 
As mining agent and banker he also won 
the esteem and confidence of all who knew 
him. In 1883 he came to America and made 
the acquaintance of Bishop Granbery and 
others, joining the ministry in Montana and 
then coming on to California. He w r as a 
Christian gentleman, eminent in the elo- 
quence and power of his pulpit addresses, 
an acceptable and efficient preacher wher- 
ever he went. Suddenly, while staying at 
the home of his daughter in Hollister, he 
died of heart disease, April 8, 1891, while ly- 
ing in the happiness of unconscious sleep, 
and being nearly sixty years of age. 



Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

San Francisco District. 



San Francisco: Centenary 

San Francisco Mission 

Oakland 

Sacramento 

San Jose 

Alameda 

Hollister - 

Salinas 

Gilroy 

Mountain View 

Walnut Grove 

Lincoln 

Wheatland 

Galt 

Bear Valley 

Penn Valley 

San Lucas and Bradley 



White 

Mein’s, 



Colored 

Mem's. 



191 

35 

92 

345 

190 

45 

132 

71 

49 

74 

38 

109 

63 

56 

28 

20 

49 



1,587 



Loc’l 

Pr’s. 






29 



Pacific Conference, 1891. 



Colusa District. 



White 

Mem's. 



Colored 

Mem's. 



r.oc’l 

Pr's. 



Colusa 

Chico 

Butte City 
Yuba City.. 

Willows 

Maxwell ... 
lied Bluff. 



Biggs and Pennington. 
Indian Valley 



Anderson 

Arbuckle 

Coming and Hcnleyville 

Millville 

Big Valley 

■Quo 



154 

215 

108 

124 

52 

76 

68 

50 

37 

76 

61 

40 

40 

72 

20 



Fresno District. 



Fresno 

Big Dry Creek 

Selina 

Kingsburg and Sanger. 

Wild Flower 

Dinuba 

Visalia 

Woodville 

Bakersfield 

Lenore 

Porterville 

Watts Valley 

West Park 

Glennville 



1,197 



240 

119 

123 

109 

63 

93 

90 

143 

62 



Santa Rosa District. 



Santa Rosa 

Petaluma 

Ukiah 

Cloverdale and Holland. 

Healdsburg 

Lakeport 

Potter V alley 

Rockville 

Elmira 

Winters 

Woodland 

Knight’s Landing 

Anderson Valley 

Japan Mission 



Merced District. 



Merced 

Plainsburg 

Modesta 

Lincoln 

M ariposa 

Stockton 

Los Banos 

Sonora 

Madera 

Green Mountain 

Swelling and Livingston 



Recapitulation. 



Colusa 
Fresno 
Santa Rosa 
Merced 



Total this year 

Total last year 



Increase 



1,1061 

t. 


| 


10 




306 




4 


58 






270 




4 


63 




1 


118 




2 




2 


85 






35 










1 


86 

72 










54 




1 


45 
















1,303 

112 




15 




92 




1 


47 






144 




2 


110 


4 




72 






62 






74 






50 




1 


86 




2 


18 


2 




1 867 1 (. 


1 6 


i 1,587 




9 


1.197 


9 


5 


1,10b 

1,303 




10 




15 


867 




6 


6.06C 


li 


45 


5,55 


i 1 


22 


50t 


>1 1] 


23 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 168. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 280. 



Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 89. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 620. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 4,779. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $2,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $1,552.10. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $2,287.55; Do- 
mestic Missions, $1,469.05. Total, $3,756.60. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $825. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 74£; value, $279,840. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 44; value, $52,585. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? College, 1 ; teachers, 8 ; pupils, 55. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Sacramento, Cal. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT. 

C. Y. Rankin, P. E. 

San Francisco, H. C. Christian. 

Second Church, C. E. Patillo. 

Oakland, A. C. Bane. 

Sacramento, H. R. Singleton. 

San Jose, J. Hannon. 

Alameda, to be supplied (by R. F. Beasly and 
H. M. Du Bose). 

Hollister, S. Brown. 

Salinas, J. C. Simmons. 

Gilroy, Z. J. Needham. 

Mountain View, T. L. Duke. 

Lincoln, W. E. Edmonson. 

Bear Valley, to be supplied. 

Wheatland, R. F. Allen. 

Penn Valley, to be supplied. 

San Lucas and Bradley, to be supplied (by 
H. C. Mohn). 

San Felipe, to be supplied (by A. Martin). 
Berkeley, to be supplied. 

Pacific Methodist Advocate, R. P. Wilson, Bus- 
iness Manager. 

SANTA ROSA DISTRICT. 

C. 0. Steel , P. E. 

Santa Rosa, W. G. Swan. 

Petaluma, George Baugh. 

Ukiah, M. B. Sharbrough. 

Cloverdale and Hopland, J. D. Dorsey. 
Healdsburg, A. L. Paul. 

Lakeport, W. E. Phillips. 

Potter Valley, D. Bauer. 

Rockvale, J. B. Winton. 

Elmira, A. R. Reams. 

Winters, L. C. Renfro. 



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German Mission Conference , 1891. 



Woodland, B. F. Burris. 

Knight’s Landing, J. G. Shelton. 

Anderson Valley, W. M. Winters. 
Missionary to Japan, W. E. Towson. 

Pacific Methodist College, J. Emory, Presi- 
dent; H. M. McKnight, Agent. 

COLUSA DISTRICT. 

W. P. Andreas, P. E. 

Colusa, R. J. Briggs. 

Chico, C. N. Goulder. 

Butte City, F. M. Staton. 

Yuba City, A. P. Few. 

Willows, L. A. Dillard. 

Maxwell, W. D. Taylor. 

Red Bluff, J. R. Compton. 

Biggs and Pennington, J. A. Bachelor. 
Orland and Henleyville, J. F. Roberts. 
Newville and Elk Creek, E. H. Robertson. 
Leesville, J. M. Brown. 

Arbuckle, J. M. Ward. 

Anderson, W. A. Booher. 

Cottonwood and Millville, to be supplied. 
Bigg Valley, J. S. Hutton. 

Ono, J. H. Neal. 

Burney Valley, to be supplied. 

Conference Colporter, W. H. Cooper. 

MERCED DISTRICT. 

W. J. Mahon , P. E. 

Merced, E. A. Garrison. 

Plainsburg, D. T. Belvil. 

Modesta, P. F. Page. 



Linden, P. N. Blankenship. 

Mariposa, A. F. W. Walters. 

Stockton, J. Wood. 

Sonora, M. J. Gough. 

Los Banos, to be supplied (by C. E. Clark). 
Madera, J. C. Pendergrast. 

Green Mountain, S. T. Reeve. 

Walnut Grove, A. Odum. 

Galt, J. C. Hyden. 

Snelling and Livingston, J. W. Ray. 

FRESNO DISTRICT. 

A. L. Hunsaker, P. E. 

Fresno, T. H. B. Anderson. 

Big Dry Creek, H. Neate. 

Selma, T. A. Atkinson. 

Sanger and Kingsbury, R. A. Sawrie. 
Lemore, G. H. Newton. 

West Park, to be supplied. 

Dinuba, Z. P. Millington. 

Watts Valley, to be supplied. 

Visalia, J. H. Johnson. 

Woodville, J. Hedgpeth. 

Wild Flower, to be supplied. 

BAKERSFIELD DISTRICT. 

W. F. Coffin, P. E. 
Bakersfield, W. F. Coffin. 

Tulare, to be supplied. 

Glennville, to be supplied. 

Inyo, to be supplied. 

Alila, to be supplied. 

Porterville, to be supplied. 



GERMAN MISSION CONFERENCE. 

Held at New Fountain, Tex., November 5-8, 1891. 
Bishop Fitzgerald, President; J. A. G. Rabe, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Edward Konken. 1. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Henry 
Jordan, John Willmann. 1. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? None. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? one. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer from 
other Conferences? None. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
None. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? None. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? F. A. Grote, H. F. Loehmann. 2. 



Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? G. Gerdes, Ernst Frenzel. 2. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? G. Gerdes, Ernst Frenzel. 2. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? Michael Henschel, Louis Rein- 
hardt. 2. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? Louis Reinhardt. 1. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? None. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? John 
Prinzing, John A. Schaper. 2. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? None. 



1 






Southwest Missouri Conference, 1891. 



31 



Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

West Texas District. 

Mem- Loc’l 
bers. Pr'g. 

Llano Circuit 165 3 

Fredericksburg and Crab Apple Mis 65 1 

San Antonio Mission 18 

New Fountain Circuit 125 2 

Somerset and Medina Mission 83 

Cuero and Five Mile Coletto Mission 37 2 

Cibolo and Elm Creek Mission 55 2 

New Braunfels and York Crtek Mis 33 1 

Maxwell, Lockhart, and Luling Mis 27 2 

Weesatchie and Goliad Mission 13 

Weimar - , Cistern, and Hackberry Mis.... 44 1 

615 14 

Central Texas District. 

Houston Station 177 1 

Houston Mission 

Belleville and East Bernard Mission 40 

Industry Mission 42 

Long Prairie Mission 28 

Williamson County Mission 

Grassyville Circuit 114 

401 1 

Recapitulation. 

West Texas District. 

Central Texas “ 

Total this year 

Total last j^ear 

Increase 



615 


14 


401 


1 


1,016 


15 


1,012 


15 


1 4l 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 129. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 23. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 144. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 811. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $350. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $224.25. Applied to claimants. 



Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $934.75; Do- 
mestic Missions, $692.30. Total, $1,627.05. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $89.30. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 21 value, $33,300. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 14; value, $11,050. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? There is no Conference school. At 
Fredericksburg, however, there is a college 
building valued at $7,000. Collected for ed- 
ucation, $4; turned over to the Regent of 
the Southwestern University, at Georgetown, 
where we have a number of German stu- 
dents preparing for the ministry. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Houston, Tex. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

WEST TEXAS DISTRICT. 

Jacob Kern , P. E. 

Llano Circuit, J. Bader; J. Willmann, As- 
sistant. 

Fredericksburg and Crab Apple Mission, 
Ernst Frenzel. 

San Antonio Mission, William Lieser. 

New Fountain Circuit, H. Jordan. 

Somerset and Medina Mission, J. Merkel. 
Cuero and Five Mile Coletto, J. A. G. Rabe. 
Cibolo and Elm Creek, F. Vordenbaumen. 
New Braunfels and York Creek Mission, Ed- 
ward Konken. 

Maxwell, Lockhart, and Luling Mission, E. 
Kramer. 

Weesatchie and Goliad Mission, G. Gerdes. 

CENTRAL TEXAS DISTRICT. 
William A. Knolle, P. E. 

Houston Station, P. H. Hensch. 

Houston Mission, G. Mueller. 

Bellville and East Bernard Mission, C. Kurz. 
Industry Mission, William A. Knolle. 

Long Prairie Mission, A. Scheurich. 
Grassyville Circuit, D. Schrimpf. 
Williamson County Mission, to be supplied 
(by John Prinzing). 



SOUTHWEST MISSOURI CONFERENCE. 

Held at Sedalia, Mo., September 16-21, 1891. 

, | 

Bishop Hargrove, President; C. C. Woods, Secretary. 

Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? Anderson, William P. Hagler, Charles Scri- 
Answer. M. T. Fulcher, T. E. Clark, W. H. vener, J. E. McDonald, W. C. Hill, B. F. 
Suddath, S. G. Welborn, J. R. Strong, Laban Alsup, B. H. Steele, A. H. Barnes, Samuel 




32 Southwest Missouri Conference , 1891. 

Lopp, J. A. Kenney, W. M. Rader, G. AV. “first saw the light” divine, in 1875, when 
Moore, B. F. Fielding. 18. he was eighteen years old. With his con- 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? G. H. version came his call to the ministry. To 
Green, T. B. Harris, E. P. Ryland, G. L. Tay- this he responded in Texas and was licensed 
lor, Nathan Whitmer, J. E. Harney. 6. to preach at Iredell Church, in the bounds of 
Qnes. 3. Who are discontinued? R. J. the Northwest Texas Conference. He was 
Hoare. 1. ' admitted on trial by the Northwest Texas 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- Conference in 1880, "and traveled six years 
nection? A. B. Appleby, C. G. Hamilton, in Texas, then located and attended Van- 
Perry Long, W. B. Morgan, J. W. E. Roth- derbilt University one year. In 1888 he 
rock, N. R. Stone, W. A. Whitmer, J. R. was readmitted into this Conference and 
Hargis, C. C. Howard, Jacob Shook, J. L. immediately transferred to the Western Con- 
Sullens. 11. ference, where he served one year, returned 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. to this Conference and was appointed to 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer Marietta and Sarcoxie, where his health, 
from other Conferences? W. M. Wainwright, which was never robust, gave way, and he 
J. P. Caldwell, B. P. Searcy, J. W. Purcell, went to the mountains, hoping to recuperate. 
W. D. Mathews. 5. At the last session of our Conference his 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? name "was placed on the roll of the superan- 
H. C. Allen, T. W. Alton, S. J. Brown, S. P. nuates. His health continued to decline till 
Cayton, R. F. Campbell, R. 0. Eustace, D. June 20, 1891, when in the house of his sis- 
M. Litaker, J. M. Nickels, A. N. Henderson, ter, Mrs. Raunabarger, in Edmond, Oklaho- 
Frank Moore, AV. J. Snow. 10. ma Territory, he died in great peace, two 

Ques. 8. AVhat traveling preachers are days before completing his thirty-fourth 
elected deacons? A. B. Appleby, C. G. Ham- year. Brother McDonald, having served 
ilton, Perry Long, AV. B. Morgan, J. AV. E. with us but one year, was known to but 
Rothrock, N. R. Stone, AV. A. AVhitmer. 7. few of us. He was a good man, faithful and 
Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- true, finished his work before noon, and has 
dained deacons? A. B. Appleby, C. G. Ham- entered upon his reward, 
ilton, Perry Long, AV. B. Morgan, J. AV. E. 

Rothrock, N. R. Stone, W. A. AATiitmer. 7. Ebenezer G. Frazier was born inAVilson 
Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected County, Tenn., July 1, 1843; and died in 
deacons? None. AVaverly, Mo., August 21, 1891. His parents 

Ques. 11. AVhat local preachers are or- moved to Cape Girardeau. County, Mo., while 
dained deacons? None. he was yet small, where, in 1860, he was con- 

Ques. 12. AVhat traveling preachers are verted and joined the M. E. Church, South, 
elected elders? B. A r . Alton, C. M. Bishop, under the ministry of his brother, J. S. Fra- 
C. A. Lewis, J. H. Denny, J. A. Jared, AV. zier, when he was just seventeen years old. 
P. Barrett, H. C. Meredith, E. Y. Ginn. 8. In 1865 he was licensed to exhort by his life- 
Ques. 13. AVhat traveling preachers are or- time friend, Rev. J. M. Proctor. On Febru- 
dained elders? B. V. Alton, C. M. Bishop, ary 2, 1867, he was licensed to preach by the 

C. A. Lewis, J. H. Denny, J. A. Jared, AV. Quarterly Conference of New Madrid Cir- 
P. Barrett, H. C. Meredith, E. Y. Ginn. 8. cuit, of which J. S. Frazier had charge and 

Ques. 14. AA T hat local preachers are elected AV. S.AVoodard was presiding elder, by whom 
elders? None. he was employed to travel as junior preach- 

Ques. 15. AVhat local preachers are or- er with his brother the remainder of the 
dained elders? None. year. The fourth Quarterly Conference rec- 

Ques. 16. AVho are located this year? ommended him to the Annual Conference, 
A. Byrd, J. N. Anthony, J. M. Stultz, A\ T . and he was received on trial by the St. Louis 
H. Son, T. AV. AVatts, J. H. Torbert, N. R. Conference at Kansas City in 1867, and sta- 
Stone, AV. A. A\ T hitmer. 8. tioned by Bishop Marvin in AVestport. In 

Ques. 17. AA r ho are supernumerary? J. L. 1868 he was transferred to the Western Con- 

D. Blevens, J. C. Shackleford, T. M. Cobb. 3. ference, and appointed to Council Grove Sta- 
Ques. 18. AA r ho are superannuated? AV. J. tion, where he remained three years. Then 

Brown, James McGehee, A. M. Rader, H. N. he wrought two years in Montana and one 
Watts, AV. M. Prottsman, W. S. Woodward, in AVyandotte, Kan. In 1874 he was trans- 
J. Spencer, J. M. Kelley, W. D. Stewart, J. ferred back to the Southwest Missouri Con- 
M. Proctor, J. P. Barnaby, AV. B. McFar- ference, and sent to Chamois Circuit; 1875, 
land, G. M. AVinton, T. J. Stringfield, M. Versailles Station ; 1876, Sedalia three years; 
Duren. 15. then Marshall, two; Longwood, two; Pilot 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- Grove, one; Lebanon District,' one; Arrow 
ing the past year? Rush McDonald, E. G. Rock, two; La Monte, three; and AA T averly 
Frazier. 2. " to the end of twenty-four years of faithful 

w r ork in the itinerant ranks of the Christian 
Rush McDonald was born in Edinburg, ministry. In 1877 he w T as married by J. R. 
Mo., June 22, 1857, and was “born again ” Bennett to Miss Mary R. Stratton, of Linn, 
at Blackw'ater Church, in Johnson County, Mo., whom, with his five children, he has 
where other members of this Conference left to the care of our Conference. Brother 



Southwest Missouri Conference , 1891. 



Yrazier, as a preacher, was above the aver- 
age. As a sermonizer he ranked among the 
best in his Conference. He had a clear, an- 
alytical, logical mind; perceived truth read- 
ily and presented it clearly. His language 
was forcible rather than abundant. His ser- 
mons were valuable more for the thoughts 
they contained than the words in which they 
were dressed. He wrote but little for the 
press, but the few contributions he made to 
the Church papers were packed with thought 
and paid well for several readings. They 
were almost marvels of conciseness, clear- 
ness, and force. He ought to have written 
more. Had he have cultivated this gift, he 
would have ranked with eminent writers 
of his day. But the best of all, he was a 
good man. Quiet, retired, unobtrusive, the 
world knew not his worth, His wife writes: 

“ No one but me knew how good Mr. Frazier 
was.” He never murmured at an appoint- 
ment, and wherever sent, he labored ear- 
nestly to do good. He preached every Sab- 
bath; his pulpit was never vacant. He 
never took advantage of the fifth Sabbath, 
but gave all his time to the Church he loved. 
His wife writes again: “I am overwhelmed 
by this great affliction. The light has gone 
out of my life. Nothing is left me on earth 
but sorrow. But for the children, I would 
pray God to take me also. My heart is bro- 
ken. Pray for us.” Brother Frazier had not 
been sick for twenty years. August 16 is 
remembered by some of us as the hottest 
Sabbath of this year. During that day he 
preached twice. On Friday following “his 
body, with his charge, he laid down, and at 
•once ceased to work and to live.” His even- 
ing — his last — text was: “And I, brethren, 
when I came to you, came not with excel- 
lency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto 
you the testimony of God. For I determined 
not to know anything among you, save Jesus 
Christ, and him crucified. And I was with 
you in weakness, and in fear, and in much 
trembling. And my speech and my preach- 
ing was not with enticing words of man’s wis- 
dom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of 
power.” (1 Cor. ii. 1-4.) A most fitting text 



Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Kansas City District. 

Mem- Loc’l 

bers. Pr's. 

Walnut Street and South Side 568 3 

Centenary 356 3 

Washington Street 145 

Campbell Street 76 

Brooklyn Avenue 235 2 

Garlancl Avenue 110 

Melrose 102 2 

Warfield Chapel 126 1 

Independence Station 396 1 

Westport Circuit 186 1 

Lee’s Summit and Union 229 3 

Blue Springs Circuit 212 

Pink Hill Circuit 193 1 

Oak Grove Circuit 227 1 

Lone Jack Circuit 203 3 

Pleasant Hill Station 119 

Harrisonville and Belton 517 1 

Peculiar Circuit 238 1 

Gunn City Circuit 202 1 

4.442i 24 

Lexington District. 

Lexington Station 296 1 

Wellington Circuit 351 

Odessa and Marvin Chapel 177 

Montserrat Circuit 204 1 

Columbus Circuit 362 

Iligginsville Station 156 

Chilhowie Circuit 208 

Warrensburg Station 140 1 

LaMonte and Dresden 180 2 

Herndon Circuit 260 

Sweet Springs and Blackwater 172 1 

Elmwood and Grand Pass 198 

Longwood and High Point 21li 

Miami and Mt. Carmel 2171 

Waverly Station 178 2 

Dover Circuit 202 

Colder Circuit 215 



Boonville District. 

Boonville Station .... 

Pilot Grove Circuit , 

Nelson Circuit 

Arrow Rock Circuit 

Marshall Station 

Orearville Circuit 

Slater Station 

Gilliam and Cambridge Circuit,.... 



| Bunceton Circuit 159 

Prairie Home Circuit 264 

California Circuit 171 

Latham Mission 120 



jjiv n vi. vvi. ii* a — x. j xi iiiuci lilting lUAi ,, 

with which to close one’s ministry. His death ■ jefferso'n cdty Station, 
was most triumphant. As his feet touched i Chamois Station 

+ Vwa ^ dViiIIv wntor c ** I't o nvoloi morl • ** 7") /?/-»/ 7» no ' 



the “chilly waters” he exclaimed: “Death is 
conquered I Thanks be to God who giveth us 



Springfield District. 



the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ, y c . p * , 

Victor,'! Kir„‘Tt£.knf A. re cloftformo lot’. 8 



Victory ! Sing ‘ Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let ’ 
me hide myself in thee.’ ” One stanza was 
sung, when grief suppressed further utter- 
ence, and he added : “ Finish it to-morrow at 
the grave.” Then lie kissed hiq wife and chil- 
dren good-by, and with bis latest breath said, 

“ I must go,” and gently went home. His 
body was interred in the Waverly cemetery, 
but to have final sepulcher at Marshall. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
.and their characters examined and passed. 

3 



Guy Street Mission 58 

Campbell Street 211 

Dale Street 73 

Springfield Circuit 375 

Marshfield Station 154 

Marshfield Circuit 391 

Henderson Circuit 363 

Ozark Circuit 94 

Morrisville Station 174 

Bolivar Circuit 348 

Stockton Circuit 130 

Jericho Circuit 278 

Greenfield Circuit 338 

Bois d’Arc Circuit 140 

Ash Grove Circuit 191 

Willard Circuit 384 



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Southwest Missouri Conference, 1891. 




Neosho District. 



Mem- [Loc’l 
bers. Pr's. 



Neosho Station 186 

Seneca Circuit 166 . 

Southwest City Circuit 277 . 

Pineville Circuit 207 

Newtoma Circuit 409 

Exeter Circuit 320 

Pierce City Station 93 

Monette and Sarcoxie 110 

Red Oak Circuit 239 

Carthage Station 128 

Webb City Station 264 

Carterville Station 176 

Jasper Circuit 143 

Mt. Vernon Circuit 375 



Clinton District. 

Clinton Station 219 . 

Montrose Circuit 415 

Lucas Circuit 282 

Lowry City Circuit 188 

Iconium Circuit 197 

Lincoln Circuit 155 

Drake Circuit 575 

Calhoun Circuit 277 

Windsor Station 233 

Green Ridge Circuit 250 

Camp Branch Mission 119 

Sedalia Station 319 

Sedalia Circuit 383 

Glenstead Circuit 223 

Versailles Station 120 

Garden City Circuit 189 



• Nevada District. 

Nevada Station 433 

Moundville Circuit 282 

Deerfield Circuit 199 . 

Hume Circuit 271 

Sprague Circuit 215 

Rich Hill Station 250 

Sheldon Circuit 317 

Walker Circuit 206 

Montevallo Circuit 256 

Papinsville Circuit 175 

Butler Station 132 . 

Everett Circuit 284 

El Dorado Springs Station 101 

Roscoe Mission 106 

Kenoma Circuit 115 

Lamar Mission 23 



Lebanon District. 



Lebanon Circuit 398 

Richland Circuit 323 4 

Iberia Mission 378 3 

Waynesville Circuit 116 2 

Vienna Circuit 186 1 

Buffalo Circuit 164 1 

Cross Timbers Circuit 124 4 

Urbana Circuit 270 8 

Humansville Circuit 87 1 

Mansfield Circuit 324 3 

Mountain Grove and Cabool : 179 

Plato Circuit 315 3 

2,S04 30 

Recapitulation. 

Kansas City District 4,442 24 

Lexington “ 3,727 8 

Boonville “ 3,522 9 

Springfield “ 4,142 37 

Neosho “ 3,093 23 

Clinton “ 4,144 .19 

Nevada “ 3,365 '23 

Lebanon “ 2,864 30 

Total this year 29,299 173 

Total last year 29,169 160 

Increase 130 13 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 382. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,470. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 257. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 2,308. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday- 
school scholars? 17,548. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? Five per 
cent, on preachers’ and presiding elders* 
salaries. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the' 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $4,450. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $7,450.96 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, $4,020.25. Total, $11,471.21. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $1,626.77. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 300J; value, $096,324. 

Ques. 32. Wliat is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 84; value, $89,065. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Scarritt Collegiate Institute : Teachers,. 
12 ; students, 207 ; value of property, $30,000 ; 
Morrisville College : Teachers, 7 ; students, 
165; value of property, $10,000; Central Fe- 
male College: Teachers, 14; students, 156; 
value of property, $50,000 ; Central College : 
Teachers, 8; students, 154; endowment, 
$110,000; value of property, $80,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall "the next session 
of the Conference be held? Independence, 
Mo. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

KANSAS CITY DISTRICT. 

J. E. Godbey, P. E. 

Walnut Street and South Side, J. J. Tigert 
and T. W. Alton. 

Centenary, George C. Rankin. 

Washington Street, S. J. Brown. 

Campbell Street and Garland Avenue, L. R. 

Downing; one to be supplied. 

Brooklyn Avenue, L. P. Norfleet. 

Melrose, C. M. Bishop. 

Warfield Chapel, R. H. Shaeffer. 
Independence Station, C. M. Hawkins. 
Westport Circuit, M. L. Fulcher. 

Lee’s Summit and Union, A. B. Donaldson. 
Blue Springs Circuit, J. W. Ezell. 

Pink Hill Circuit, L. M. Phillips. 

Oak Grove Circuit, D. M. Litaker. 

Lone Jack Circuit, N. A. Auld. 

Pleasant Hill Station, E. P. Ryland. 

Belton and Harrisonville, G. W. Moore. 
Peculiar Circuit, J. W. Purcell. 

Gunn City Circuit, E. Y. Ginn. 

Board of Church Extension, J. C. Morris, 
Assistant Secretary. 



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Southwest Missouri 

St. Louis Christian Advocate, W. B. Palmore, 
Assistant Editor. 

LEXINGTON DISTRICT. 

J. King , P. E. 

Lexington Station, W. J. Carpenter; Thomas 
M. Cobb, Sup. 

Wellington Circuit, C. A. Emmons. 

Odessa and Marvin Chapel, T. M. Horne. 
Montserrat Circuit, C. Bruner. 

Columbus Circuit, V. M. Crutsinger. 
Higginsville Station, W. T. Eastwood. 
Chilhowie Circuit, N. M. Dowdy. 
Warrensburg Station, B. V. Alton. 

Lamont and Dresden, Preston Phillips. 
Hermon Circuit, H. L. Anderson. 

Sweet Springs and Black water, L. H. Van- 
diver. 

Elmwood and Grand Pass, W. W. Jared. 
Longwood and High Point, J. Y. Busby. 
Miami and Mt. Carmel, W. B. Cobb. 
Waverlv Station, T. P. Cobb. 

Dover Circuit, C. T. Wallace. 

Corder and Blackburn, W. J. Snow; J. C. 
Shackelford, Sup. 

Central Female College, W. J. Carpenter, 
Agent. 

BOONVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. M. Clark, P. E. 

Boonville Station, J. M. Boon. 

Boonville Mission, R. 0 . Eustace. 

Pilot Grove and Bell Air, J. D. Wood. 
Nelson Circuit, Laban Anderson. 

Arrow Rock and Smith’s Chapel, J. C. Coss. 
Marshall Station, A. R. Faris. 

Orearville Circuit, T. P. Hill. 

Slater Station, W. D. Matthews. 

Gilliam and Cambridge, W. F. Wagoner. 
Bunceton Circuit, J. S. Russell. 

Prairie Home Circuit, J. L. Sullens. 
California Circuit, J. J. Hill. 

Latham Mission, Samuel Lopp. 

Russellville Circuit, B. H. Steel. 

Jefferson City Station, W. T. McClure. 
Chamois Circuit, Perry Long. 

Central College, C. H. Briggs, Agent. 

CLINTON DISTRICT. 

R. S. Hunter, P. E. 

Clinton Station, J. C. Givens. 

Montrose Circuit, V. J. Sevier. 

Lucas Circuit, J. McCrory. 

Lowry City Circuit, to be supplied (by A. W. 
Callahan). 

Iconium Circuit, H. C. Allen. 

Lincoln Circuit. M. Bahrenburg. 

Drake Circuit, J. H. Denny. 

Calhoun Circuit, R. G. Flummer. 

Windsor Station, Clinton Clenny. 7 
Green RidgS, J. F. Hogan. 

Sedalia Mission, T. B. Harris. 

Sedalia Station, to be supplied. 

Otterville Circuit, W. G. Pike. ; 

Glensted Circuit, J. W. Bond. 1 



Conference , 1891. 

Versailles Station, Arthur H. Barnes. 

Versailles Mission, W. M. Rader. 

Appleton City and Spruce, G. L. Taylor. 
Garden City Circuit, W. P. Barrett. 

NEVADA DISTRICT. 

M. M. Pugh, P. E. 

Nevada Station, to be supplied. 

Moundville Circuit, W. M. McAllister. 

Deerfield Circuit, Benjamin F. Fielding. 

Rich Hill Station, W. T. Gill. 

Sprague Circuit, J. F. Robb. 

Hume Circuit, J. H. Glanville. 

Butler Station, L. W. Pearce. 

Everett Circuit, J. F. Pike. 

Papinsville Circuit, C. G. Hamilton. 

Walker Circuit, S. G. Welborn. 

Montevallo Circuit, W. K. White. 

Sheldon Circuit, T. C. Puckett. 

Lamar Station, S. P. Cayton. 

Kenoma Circuit, J. W. fe. Rothrock. 

El Dorado Springs Station, J. P. CaldwelL 
Roscoe Circuit, J^ G. L. Mitchell. 

NEOSHO DISTRICT. 

T. I). Payne, P. E. 

Neosho Station, W. C. Bewley. 

Seneca Circuit, Nathan Whitmer. 

Southwest City Circuit, J. R. Strong. 

Pineville Circuit, A. N. Henderson. 

Newtonia Circuit, T. J. Reynolds. 

Exeter Circuit, J. M. Clayton. 

Pierce City Station, J. A. Swift. 

Monette and Sarcoxie, J. A. Jared. * 

Red Oak Circuit, J. R. Hargis. 

Carthage Station, W. M. Wainwright. 

Webb City Station, H. C. Meredith. 

Carterville Station, A. B. Appleby. 

Jasper Circuit, J. J. Keller. 

Mt. Vernon Circuit, John A. Kenney. 
Lawrenceburg Circuit, J. A. Matthews. 

Joplin Station, R. F. Campbell. 

Scarritt Collegiate Institute, C. C. Woods, 
President; W. C. Bewley, Agent. 

SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT. 

John V. Huggins, P. E. 

Springfield: St. Paul’s, J. H. Scruggs. 

Campbell Street, W. H. Winton. 

Dale Street, to be supplied. 

Guy Street and Ritters, J. M. Nickels. 
Willard Station, R. J. Nelson. 

Morrisville Station, J. J. Reed. 

Bolivar Circuit, W. F. Briggs. 

Aldrich’ Circuit, A. C. Briggs. 

Jericho Circuit, A. G. Moore; one to be sup- 
plied. 

Greenfield Circuit, J. E. McDonald. 

Ash Grove Circuit, C. N. Scrivener. 

Bois d’Arc Circuit, Jacob Shook. 

Ozark Circuit, W. B. Morgan. 

Henderson Circuit, C. C. Howard. 

Marshfield Station, J. L. Hagler. : 

Marshfield Circuit, W. P. Hagler. 

Fair Grove Circuit, W. L. McGuire. 

Morrisville College, J. B. Ellis, President. 



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Texas Conference , 1891. 



LEBANON DISTRICT. 

Milton Adkisson, P. E. 

Lebanon Station, B. P. Searcy. 

Lebanon Circuit, W. H. Suddatli. 

Richland and Dixon, W. C. Hill. 

Richland Circuit, B. F. Alsup. 

Iberia Circuit, Thomas Clark. 

Waynesville Circuit, to be supplied. 

'Vienna Circuit, J. E. Harney. 

Buffalo Circuit, L. H. Davis. 

Cross Timbers Circuit, B. H. Gragg. 

Urbana Circuit, to be supplied (by T. J. 
Turner). 

Humansville Circuit, J. B. Landreth. 
Mansfield Circuit, to be supplied. 

Mountain Grove and Cabool, F A. Moore. 
Plato Circuit, G. H. Green. 



A. L. Houston transferred to the Denver 
Conference. 

J. E. Carpenter transferred to the Los 
Angeles Conference. 

I. S. Smith and I. A. Thomas transferred 
to the North Texas Conference. 

M. M. Hawkins transferred to the North 
Alabama Conference. 

R. A. Holloway and F. A. Taylor trans- 
ferred to the Florida Conference. 

W. H. Hogan transferred to the St. Louis 
Conference. 

L. A. Blevans transferred to the Western 
Conference, and stationed at Kickapoo. 

C. A. Lewis transferred to the Missouri > 
Conference, and stationed at Edgerton. 

J. W. Lowrance transferred to the Mem- 
phis Conference. 



TEXAS CONFERENCE. 

Held at Austin, Tex., November 18 - 23 , 1891 . 
Bishop Fitzgerald, President; Seth Ward, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Joseph C. Moore, John W. Morris, 
Erastus M. Myers, Thomas R. Cain, J. P. 
Skinner, J. J. Calloway, Augustus M. Eu- 
bank, George E. Clothier, Elijah L. Shet- 
tles. 9. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? W. D. 
White, Harry May, T. S. Williford, Ira B. 
Gordon, W. T. NcDonald, J. W. Brazleton, 
J. M. Sutton, John L. Russell, William H. 
Brooks. 9. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? W. F. 
Stoddard, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Samuel H. Morgan, H. G. Wil- 
liams, Edwin D. Mouzon, DeWitt H. Hotch- 
kiss. 4. 

•Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? Robert T. 
Woolsey. 1. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from -other Conferences? W. W. Horner, 
W. H. LeFevre. 2. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
J. W. McMahan, J. W. Harmon, J. M. Gober, 
L. P. Davis. 4. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
■elected deacons? DeWitt H. Hotchkiss, Ed- 
win D. Mouzon. 2. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? DeWitt H. Hotchkiss, Ed- 
win D. Mouzon. 2. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? R. T. Fort, Samuel W. Holt, Evan- 
der M. Sweet, Jr., Samuel J. Rucker, J. L. 



Russell, J. INI. Sitton, R. H. Butterfield, Win- 
der C. Bracewell. 8. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? R. T. Fort, Samuel W. 
Holt, Evander M. Sweet, Jr., Samuel J. 
Rucker, J. L. Russell, J. M. Sitton, R. H. 
Butterfield, L. W. Carlton. 8. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Charles A. Hooper, James 
M. Adams, Giles J. Leath. 3. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? Charles A. Hooper, James 
M. Adams, Giles J. Leath. 3. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? John W. Thompson, Daniel J. Mc- 
Donald, Geo. H. Stovall, A. M. Eubank. 4. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? John W. Thompson, Daniel 
J. McDonald, Augustus M. Eubank. 3. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? J. A. 
Savage, J. F. Gibbons— at their own re- 
quest. 2. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? C. L. 
Farrington, D. H. Linebaugh. 2. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? John 
H. Davidson, A. Mizell, W. K. Turner, Jo- 
siali W. Whipple, William Shapard, C. W. 
Thomas, Wesley Smith, W. G. Nelms, F. A. 
McShan, T. W.' Blake, J. M. Wesson, J. M. 
Turner. 12. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? None. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 



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Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Austin District. 





White 

Meni's. 


Colored 

Mem's. 


Loo’l 

Fr’s. 




533 






Twentv-fourth Street 


77 








94 




1 


Merrilltown Circuit 


32o 




1 




238 




2 




145 




2 




219 








151 




1 




119 








133 








243 




2 




266 




2 




183 








166 




1 




398 






Flatonia Station 


271 




1 


Flat.onia Circuit 


233 




1 




3,594 




14 



Huntsville District. 



Calvert District. 



j White I 
| Mem's, i 


Colored 

Mem's. 


Loc’l 

Pr'». 




166| 






Marlin Station 


223 




1 




399 








374 








382 




6 




279 




2 




912 


1 


1 




249 1 


2 


Centerville Circuit 


313 








288 




2 




107 








29t> 




2 




294 




1 




260 




3 




3.765 




20 


Recapitulation. 










3.594 




14 




2.840 




18 


Galveston “ 


3,021 


i 4 


19 




32103 


1 


28 








20 


Total this year 


16,523 


1 4 


99 


Total last year 


15,153 


[ 5 

1 


97 






2 


Decrease 


1 ........ 


1 1 





Huntsville Station 

Prairie Plains 

Zion Circuit 

Navasota Station 

Anderson Circuit 

Madisonville Circuit . 

Willis Station 

Montgomery Circuit.. 
Cold Springs Circuit.. 

Waverly Circuit 

Plantersville Circuit. 
Hempstead Station .... 

Hockley Mission 

Millican Circuit 



225 

1S3 

210 

141 

257 

395 

185 

168 

319 

228 

151 

10 : 

147 

221 



Galveston District. 



Galveston: St.John’s 

St. James 

West End Mission 

Houston: Shearn Church. 

Washington Street 

McKee Street 

City Mission 

Bolivar Circuit 

Richmond and Wharton... 

Cedar Bayou Circuit 

Alvin Circuit 

Velasco Circuit 

Columbia and Brazoria ... 

Matagorda Circuit 

Eagle Lake Circuit 

Patterson Circuit 



2,841 



238! 

156 

149 

497 

220 

230 

82 

63 

209 

205 

259 

196 

105 

183 

81 

148 



3,021 1 



Chappell Hill District. 



Chappell Hill Station. 

Brenham Station 

Independence Circuit. 
Giddings and Burton.. 

Caldwell Station 

Caldwell Circuit 

Cameron Station 

Cameron Circuit 

Davilla Circuit 

Maysfield Circuit 

Milana Circuit. 



Rockdale Station 

Pleasant Hill Circuit.. 

Lexington Circuit 

Set ly and San Felipe. 
R^Vville Circuit 



191 

234 

87 

90 

121 

211 

204 

273 

248 

195 

349 

220 

339 

239 

128 

174 



3,303,. 



18 



19 



28 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 852. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,361. 

Ques. 24. AVhat is the number of Sunday 
schools? 157. 

Ques. 25. AVhat is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 1,213. 

Ques. 26. AVhat is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 9,442. 

Ques. 27. AVhat amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $ 3,452.64. 

Ques. 28. A\ T hat has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $3,253.55. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. AVhat has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $5,069.05 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, $2,139.25. Total, $7,208.30. 

Ques. 30. AVhat has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $1,856.60. 

Ques. 31 . AVhat is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 143 2 ; value, $307,653. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 57 ; value, $55,261. 

Ques. 33. AVhat are the educational sta- 
tistics? Collected, $786. Paid to Chappell 
Hill Female College, $518.07 ; to Southwest- 
ern University, $259.03. Collected for the 
Paine and Lane Institutes, $106.06. 

Ques. 34. AVhere shall the next session of 
the Conference be held ? Calvert, Tex. 

Ques. 35. AVhere are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

GALVESTON DISTRICT. 

J. B. Sears, P. E. 

Galveston: St. John, B. H. Greathouse, 
j St. James, J. AV. Horn. 

1 West End Mission, Harry May. 












38 



Texas Conference , 1891. 



Houston: Shearn Church, E. W. Solomon. 
Washington Street, John R. Morris. 

McKee Street, D. H. Hotchkiss. 

City Mission, John E. Green. 

Bolivar Circuit, R. T. Fort. 

Cedar Bayou Circuit, J. W. Holt. 

Richmond Station, A. J. Wheeler. 

Alvin Circuit, to be supplied (by W. R. 
Campbell). 

Velasco Circuit, J. F. Follin. 

Columbia and Brazoria, J. M. Cooper. 
Matagorda Circuit, J. Walker Morris. 

Eagle Lake Circuit, G. C. Summers. 

Patterson Circuit, G. S. Sandel. 

Wharton and Hungerford, J. W. Kelly. 
Oyster Creek Circuit, S. P. Brown. 

AUSTIN DISTRICT. 

E. S. Smith, P. E. 

Austin : Tenth Street, G. W. Briggs. 
Twenty-fourth Street, to be supplied (by 
G. C: Rector). 

First Street, C. A. Hooper. 

Merrilltown Circuit, J. W. Harmon. 
Manchaca Circuit, J. W. Brazleton. 
Webberville Circuit, J. L. Russell.’ 

Elgin and Manor, S. H. Morgan. 

McDade Circuit, G. J. Leath. 

Bastrop Station, W. Wootton. 

Winchester, West Point, and Smithville, J. 
F. Sullivan. 

Cedar Creek Circuit, to be supplied (by H 
B. Watts). 

La Grange Station, George E. Clothier. 
Columbus Station, G. H. Collins. 

Weimer Circuit, H. M. Haynie. 

Flatonia Station, G. C. Stovall. 

Muldoon Circuit, I. B. Gordon. 

Alum Creek Circuit, E. L. Shettles. 

CHAPPELL HILL DISTRICT. 

C. H. Brooks, P. E. 

Chappell Hill Station, A. E. Goodwyn. 
Brenham Station, E. H. Harmon. 

Giddings Circuit, Robert T. Woolsey. 
Caldwell Station, E. D. Mouzon. 

Lyons Circuit, J. M. Gober. 

Cameron Station, J. T. Browning. 

Cameron Circuit, H. T. Hart. 

Davilla Circuit, W. F. Brinson ; D. H. Line-; 
baugh, Sup. 

Maysfield Circuit, W. H. Brooks. 

Milano Circuit, E. M. Myers. 

Rockdale Station, J. W. McMahon. 

Pleasant Hill Circuit, to be supplied (by J. 
W. Thompson). 

Lexington Circuit, J. P. Skinner. 

Sealy and San Felipe, A. S. Blackwood. 



Bellville Circuit, J. C. Moore. 

Chappell Hill Female College, E. W. Tar- 
rant, President; A. E. Goodwyn, Agent. 
Missionary to Japan, 0. A. Dukes. 

HUNTSVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. C. Mickle, P. E. 

Huntsville Station, Seth Ward; C. L. Far- 
• rington, Sup. 

Prairie Plains Circuit, to be supplied (by J. 
R. Murray). 

Zion Circuit, Thomas R. Cain. 

Navasota Station, C. M. Keith. 

Anderson Circuit, L. P. Davis. 

Madisonville Circuit, J. M. Adams. 

Willis Station, George A- LeClere. 
Montgomery Circuit, H. G. Williams. 

Conroe Mission, to be supplied. 

Cold Springs Circuit, W. T. McDonald. 

Dodge Circuit, to be supplied (by W. C. 
Bracewell). 

Plantersville and Courtney, J. M. Nickels. 
Hempstead Station, F. 0. Favre. 

Hockley Mission, to be supplied. 

Millican Circuit, G. Powledge. 

Missionary Secretary, I. G. John. 

CALVERT DISTRICT. 

F. L. Allen, P. E. 

Calvert Station, 0. T. Hotchkiss. 

Marlin Station, H. M. Sears. 

Bremond and Reagan, J. B. Cochran. 

Hearne and Wheelock, A. J. Anderson. 
Kosse Circuit, T. S. Williford. 

Franklin Circuit, W. W. Horner. 

Bald Prairie Circuit, to be supplied (by J. L. 
Yates). 

Jewett and Buffalo, B. J. Guess. 

Centerville Circuit, G. LI. Phair. 

Fairfield Circuit, T. B. Graves. 

Bryan Station, H. V. Philpott. 

Durango Circuit, E. G. Hocutt. 

Wildersville Circuit, W. D. White. 

Elliott Circuit, to be supplied (by C. T. True). 
Rogers Prairie Circuit, J. J. Calloway. 

Center Point Mission, A. M. Eubanks. 

E. B. Chappell transferred to the St. Louis 
Conference. 

J. M. Sitton transferred to the Missouri 
Conference. 

J. W. Davis transferred to the Louisiana 
Conference. 

C. A. Evans, F. E. Hammond, I. Z. T. 
Morris, J. M. Armstrong, J. P. Childers, S. 
C. Littlepage, and W. H. LeFevre trans- 
ferred to the Northwest Texas Conference. 

W. T. Keith transferred to the East Texas 
Conference. 



Tennessee Conference , 1891. 



39 



TENNESSEE CONFERENCE. 

Held at Nashville, Tenn., October 28-November 3, 1891. 

'Bishop Wilson, President; B. F. Haynes, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
John W. Rowlett, George E. Eubank, Mort- 
imer S. Gardner, Elisha Carr Ford, James 
W. Swindell, John R. Reeves, William J. 
Cannon, Samuel G. Thompson, Jerome Win- 
ford, J. Rush Goodloe, Allen P. Walker, An- 
drew J. McClanahan, Bluford W. Dodson, 
William B. Taylor, William V. Jarratt, John 
45. Rice, James A. Bridges. 17. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? James H. 
Ray, Andrew Edwin Clement, Alvin P. 
Lipscomb, Rolla J. Crump, Elisha M. Har- 
Tall, Oscar P. Hill, Harva M. Jarvis, George 
M. Gardner, Emmett L. Gregory. 9. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? James 

A. Harvey. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? William H. Johnston, Aurelius A. 
Mooney, James J. Ledbetter, David B. Cole- 
man, David F. Osteen, William F. Powers, 
Jerome Duncan, Daniel J. Proctor, Felix W. 
Johnson, William T. Freeman. 10. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? A. L. Prewett, W. 
F. Wilson, Y. Yoshioka. 3. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
Thomas W. Noland, Samuel C. Baird, John 
W. Smith, William R. Thornton, William H. 
Lovell, James W. Cherry, Madison W. 
•Charles, Thomas A. Carden, A. L. Prewett, 
John W. Register. 10. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
■elected deacons? Aurelius A. Mooney, David 

B. Coleman, William F. Powers, Jerome 
Duncan, Daniel J. Proctor. 5. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Aurelius A. Mooney, David 
B. Coleman, William F. Powers, Jerome 
Duncan, Daniel J. Proctor. 5. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Andrew Edwin Clement, Morti- 
mer S. Gardner, Mitchell L. Blanton, James 
S. Barcus, Melville C. Hardin, Samuel E. 
Hager, George E. Eubank, John W. Row- 
lett, Samuel G. Thompson, Bluford W. Dod- 
son, James C. Goodrich, Walter B. Nance, 
Andrew J. McClanahan, Wm. C. Gunn. 14. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Andrew 7 E. Clement, Mort- 
imer S. Gardner, Mitchell L. Blanton, James 
S. Barcus, Melville C. Hardin, Samuel E. 
Hager, George E. Eubank, John W. Rowlett, 
Samuel G. Thompson, Bluford W. Dodson, 
James C. Goodrich, Walter B. Nance, An- 
drew J. McClanahan, William C. Gunn, 
Charles C. Washburn, James Rush Good- 



loe, Thomas C. Betterton, Fennell P. Turner, 
George W. Townsend. 19. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Fountain E. Alford, Benja- 
min A. Cherry, William R. Keathley, James 
L. Smotherman. 4. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? Fountain E. Alford, Benja- 
min A. Cherry, William R. Keathley, James • 
L. Smotherman. 4. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? Elbert S. Bettis, William J. Broad- 
dus. 2. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? Elbert S. Bettis, William J. 
Broaddus. 2. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
George W. Powers, David B. Coleman. 2. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? W. 

P. Warren, T. B. Marks, W. G. Dorris, B. F. 
Ferrell, J. B. Anderson, W. H. Riggin, W. 

R. Warren, Stanford Lassiter, A. H. Reams, 

J. H. Strayhorn, W. H. Wilkes. 11. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? J. C. 
Putnam, J. G. Bolton, R. G. Irvine, W. G. 
Hensley, A. J. B. Foster, H. S. Kennedy, 
George W. Martin, D. H. Merryman, W. P. 
Hickman, R. P. Ganaway, H. S. Ledbetter, 

J. F. Barnett, W. H. Johnson, Alex. Mat- 
thews, J. G. Hinson, G. D. Gwinn, J. G. Ray, 
E. W. White, Garrett W. Martin, A. M. Ezell, 

S. M. Parks, B. J. Gaston, J. W. Hanner, 
Sr. 23. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died 
during the past year? Wallace T. Row- 
land, Hugh M. Stone. 2. 

W. T. Rowland. — The leading events in 
the life of our brother are soon told. He 
was born in Chaplin, Nelson County, Kv., 
July 11, 1849 ; was brought up under Chris- 
tian influences, and early in life he gave his 
heart to God and his life to the Church. 
He enjoyed the advantages of a com- 
mon school education, and appreciated 
his privileges and improved his opportuni- 
ties. In the fall of 1876 he came to the Van- 
derbilt University, where the writer first 
saw him, and since that time has known 
him intimately. He spent one year at the 
Vanderbilt ; and in October, 1877, at the Con- 
ference held in Tulip Street Church, this 
city, Bishop Doggett presiding, he was ad- 
mitted on trial into the Tennessee Confer- 
ence, and appointed to Dover Circuit, Cen- 
terville District, where he spent two years 
in faithful, earnest, and successful service. 



40 




Tennessee Conference , 1891. 

At Murfreesboro, in October, 1879, he was type. His relations to Christ were vital., 
admitted into full connection and ordained He was an apostolic Methodist. lie be- 
deacon by Bishop Paine, of precious mem- lieved that the people called Methodists 
ory, and appointed to Asbury Station, in the were raised up of God “to spread scriptural 
Clarksville District, where he remained two holiness over these lands.” He was not 
vears. He was ordained elder by Bishop afraid of being called a crank, and he did 
McTyeire at the session of the Conference in not shrink from being denominated a fa- 
Lebanon in October, 1881, and sent to Elk- natic. He had a profound conviction that 
ton Station, where he spent one year. In “without holiness no man shall see the 
October, 1883, he was appointed to Harpeth Lord.” And in his ministry and in his own 
Station by Bishop Pierce. In 1884 Bishop personal experience he laid great stress upon 
McTyeire appointed him to the Nolensville purity of heart and of life. Brother Row- 
Circuit, in the Franklin District, where he land was committed to the “ second bless- 
spent two years in loving, faithful work, and ing” theory of sanctification, but his was 
in reaping a glorious harvest. In 1886 he not simply a dry and musty theory of the 
was assigned to Bee Springs and Shiloh, in great scriptural doctrine of sanctification, 
the Columbia District, by Bishop Hendrix, but a life and a blessed experience of fellow- 
and here he spent two happy years in the ship with God and with his Son Jesus 
vineyard of the Lord. In October, 1888, he Christ. And I must record a fact which 
was sent by Bishop Keener to Prospect Cir- was well known to nearly all of you, and 
cuit, in the same district, and here he re- that is that Brothei Rowland professed 
mained until last October, when Bishop the experience of entire sanctification, and 
Hargrove appointed him to Pleasant Valley, this experience we doubt not that he pos- 
w r here he ended his labors March 1, 1891, sessed, for his life was an epistle known and 
after an illness of four weeks, the result of read of us all. We cannot deny but he was 
measles. Brother Rowland was married to made perfect in love in this life, for he 
Miss Minnie Craig, of Pulaski, Tenn.. by the evinced patience, and kindness, and gener- 
Rev. W. M. Leftwich, D.D., April 5, 1881, osity, and humility, and courtesy, and un- 
with whom he lived in holy, happy compan- selfishness, and good temper, and guileless- 
ionship to the day of his death. From the ness, and sincerity, all those elements that 
first of his illness he spoke of dying, and ex- enter into that love which is the bond of 
pressed himself as perfectly willing and perfectness. And we cannot deny but he 
ready to die, but was hopeful until a few was full of faith and the Holy Ghost, for he 
hours before he died. He told his devoted possessed the fruits of the Spirit, which is 
wife he thought God would raise him up, “ love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness,, 
but said: “ I have told the Lord I have only goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.” So 
two things to live for now: to be a better far as I know, Brother Rowland was the only 
man, and to be with you and the children; man in the Tennessee Conference during the 
but if he calls, I will go rejoicing.” His con- past tw r elve years who professed entire sancti- 
stant prayer throughout his sickness was, fication, and who was committed to the “sec- 
“Not my will, but thine be done,” and he ond blessing” theory, and now he is gone, 
died with a prayer of perfect resignation on I do not advocate this theory of the great and 
his lips. It is very becoming of us to pause distinguishing doctrine of Methodism and 
as we do when one of our number falls at of the Holy Scriptures ; but in avoiding this 
his post. It is a time for reflection and error in theory, if it be an error, is there not 
memory. Our brother was well known danger of going so far as to give up the doc- 
among us. He spent fourteen years of con- trine altogether which Mr. Wesley denom- 
secrated time and devoted energies in the inated the deposilum of Methodism. Is it 
Tennessee Conference. He is embalmed in not a fact, brethren, that we are as a Confer- 
our hearts, and it will be pleasant to cherish ence too far removed already not only from 
his memory. Brother Rowland was not the experience of this grace, but also from 
great as the world counts greatness, but in preaching it as a tenet of Methodism 
the eyes of the Lord and the good he was in and as a doctrine of the Holy Script- 
favor. He possessed qualities of mind and ures? May we not all learn lessons of 
heart that made him admired of those who meekness and humility and trustfulness 
knew him well. It would have been diffi- and purity from the life and character of 
cult for one to meet him without being im- our brother whom we shall no more see in 
pressed by him, and he made about the the flesh? Let us follow his example and 
same impression upon all. You could not emulate his virtues, and let us not forget his 
meet him without feeling that you had come widow and two children. “ Blessed are the- 
in contact with a gentleman. He possessed dead which die in the Lord from henceforth : 
true manhood, and then he was as gentle as Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest 
a 1 woman. He was modest and courteous • from their labors, and their works do follow 
and chivalrous, and withal full of benevo- them.” 
lence. And Brother Rowland was a man 

full of faith and the Holy Ghost. The ver- Hugh M. Stone came to the M. E. Churchy 
diet of all who knew him is that he was a South, from the Cumberland Presbyterian 
good man. His piety was of the primitive Church, and was received on his credentials- 



41 



Tennessee Conference, 1891. 



into the Tennessee Conference at its last ses- 
sion, which convened in October, 1890, in 
Pulaski, Tenn. His presence among us was 
so short, and our acquaintance with him so 
limited, that the committee failed to learn 
any thing in regard to his parentage, family 
relations, and early training, except that he 
was born in Ohio and that his family were 
Quakers. The testimony of those who knew 
him best, however, is that he was an edu- 
cated, refined Christian gentleman, a quiet, 
dignified, modest man, and one who was 
ever ready to perform the duties assigned 
him in the providence of God. Rev. James 

G. Molloy, a neighboring pastor, in an 
obituary published in the Tennessee Meth- 
odist of July 16, 1891, writes as follows: 
“ Rev. Hugh M. Stone, who was preacher in 
charge of Fall River Circuit, Columbia Dis- 
trict, Tennessee Conference, died of typhoid 
fever at 4 o’clock a.m. Friday, July 3, 1891, 
at the home of Sister Booth, mother of Rev. 

H. L. Booth, of the Tennessee Conference. 
Brother Stone was sick about two weeks; 
was patient and resigned; said from the first 
he would die. He expressed a readiness 
and willingness to depart and be with Jesus. 
He was regarded by those who knew him 
best as a gentle, sweet-spirited, consecrated 
Christian man, and devoted minister of the 
gospel of Christ, good and true. Brother 
Stone died away from kindred, but among 
Christian friends, who did what they could 
to supply his every want. His funeral ser- 
mon was preached by this writer at Booth’s 
Chapel, July 4, 1891, to a goodly number of 
his sorrowing parishioners, after which he 
was laid away in the cemetery at that place 
to await the resurrection morn.” 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Nashville District. 





Mem- 

bers. 


Loe’l 

Pr's. 




1,032 

1,092 


10 




6 




73(5 


12 




401 




235 

200 


3 








337 


3 




199 






128 


1 




249 






103 


5 




260 

325 


3 




5 




138 




Blakemore 


44 


2 








East Nashville District. 


5,645 


50 


Tulip Street 


923 


6 


McFerrin Memorial 


556 

132 


4 

1 


Alex. Green 


291 





East Nashville District (Continued). 



I Mem- ILoc'I 
I bcrs. Pr's. 



Goodlettsville 


531 


2 


Cross Plains 


471 1 


1 


Fountain Head 


245 1 


1 




280 1 


g. 


Bethpage 


]74| 






330 1 


1 


Sumner 


3161 


1 




224 






3671 


1 




193 1 


Westmoreland. .7. 

East End 


695 1 
06 


3 

1 


Trinity | 


4s] 


1 


[ 

Lebanon. District. 


5,837; 

250 


26 




367 i 


1 




593 


3- 




372 


1 




405 






224 


2_ 








Livingston Circuit 


825 J 


6- 




485 


2 


Chestnut Mound Circuit 


799 


9 






2 




379 


1 




413 


1 


Wartrace Circuit 


688 


8 


Hartsville Circuit 












Murfreesboro District. 


7,12ol 
598 1 


QO 
I dO* 

1 




438 


1 




232 


1 




3s2 




Woodbury 


312 


1 




189 




336 


1 




247 






282 






526 








6- 
















787 






249 


»> 




611 






417 


1 




117 






732 


3 - 








Shelbyville District. 


t • • -iU 
I 274 


i, 31 




396 i 2. 


Rich Valley 


277 


1 1 




29* 2 




143 




612l 3 




219 




432 1 




215 1 




523 1 2 




519 1 




418' 3 

328 ! 4 






40." 






311 

291 


>| i 




» 3 


Mont Eagle 


37! 


) 1 






Columbia District. 


6,61! 
,[ 40! 


)i 27 
11 2' 






r l 


Mt. Pleasant 


221 1 
108 1 








Gibsonville 

Olivet and Lynnvillc — 


. 260 3- 

.1 3721 2. 



42 



Tennessee Conference, 1891. 



Columbia District {Continued). 



Centerville District. 





Mem- 

bers. 


Loci 

Pr’s. 


Diana 


571 




Pleasant Valley 


292 


i 


Pulaski .1 


452 




Pisgah 




7 


Trinity 


392 


1 


Fall River 


325 


3 


Prospect 


mm 




Richland 


421 




Elkton and Smyrna 


386 


4 


Bee Spring ' 


556 


2 


Forest Grove 


197 


1 






Franklin District. 

Franklin 


6,553 

455 


29 




336 




2 


Spring Hill 


133 




■Carter’s Creek 


308 


2 


Neapolis 


351 


4 




187 


1 


Harpeth 


228 


1 


Bettiesda 


434 


1 


Woodbine and Thompson’s 


212 




Nolensville .\ 


439 




Kedron 


408 


2 


College Grove 


410 




Chapel Pill 


490 




Berlin 


363 






286 


3 


Fernvale 


259 


2 






Savannah District. 

"Savannah 


.5,299 

213 


20 


Savannah Circuit 


345 


3 


Clifton 


218 


3 




221 


1 




212 


3 




190 


1 




62 


1 




210 


2 


W avnesboro 


200 


2 


Lowrvville 


221 


4 




263 


1 




301 


1 




224 


2 




360 


1 


Farmer’ s *V alley 




Henry ville../. 


109 


1 


Eagle Mills 












3,349 


26 



Centerville 

Shady Grove 

Santa Fe 

Midland 

Goodrich and Warner.. 

White Bluff 

Dickson and Edge wood 

■Charlotte 

Dickson 

Yellow Creek 

Erin and Cumberland .. 

Dover 

Dover Circuit 

Standing Rock 

Stewart 

Hustburg 

Liberty 

Waver! y and McEwen.. 
Tennessee City 



Clarksville District. 



196 

421 

541 

144 

217 

269 

164 

592 

114 

317 

353 

117 

340 

313 

476 

344 

350 

226 

322 

5,822 



2 

7 

2 . 

2 

4 

2 

2 



6 

3 

1 

2 

1 

1 

5 

2 



8 

50 



Clarksville 

New Providence and Bethel. 

Montgomery 

Indian Mound 

Saline 

Palmyra 

Antioch 

Asbury 

Pleasant View 



5671 

173 

420 3 

470 1 

335 4 



760 5 

355 

312 





White 

Mem's. 


Loci 

Pr's. 


State Line 


254 




Ashland Citv „ 


581 


2 


Sadlersville and Adams Station 


368 


1 


Cedar Hill 


600 


3 


Springfield 


165 


1 


Red River 


590 








Recapitulation. 


1 5,980 


20 


Nashville District 


5,6451 
5,837 1 
7,126 
7,749 
6,619 


50 


East Nashville “ 


26 


Lebanon “ 


33 


Murfreesboro u 


31 




27 




6,553 

5,299 

3,349 

5,822 

5,980 


29 


Franklin “ 


20 


Savannah “ 


26 


Centerville “ 


50 


Clarksville “ 


20 






59,979 


312 

299 


Total last year 


59,728 




Increase 


251 


13 



Ques. 22. How many infanta have been 
baptized during the year? 1,187. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 2,972. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 524. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 3,576. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 31,129. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $4,400. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $5,688.09. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $18,196.89 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, $4,892.58. Total, $23,089.47. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $4,320.42. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 528; value, $914,950.79. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 99; value, $101,654.24. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Vanderbilt University: Teachers, 60; 
students, 700; endowment, $900,000; value 
of property, $1,000,000. Webb School : Teach- 
ers, 5; students, 250; value of property, 
$3,000. Nashville College for Young Ladies : 
Teachers, 25; students, 413; value of prop- 
erty, $125,000. Tennessee Female College: 
Teachers, 8; students, 112; endowment, 
$3,000 ; value of property, $35,000. Clarksville 
Female Academy: Teachers, 6; students, 153; 
value of property, $16,000. Howard Institute : 
Teachers, 5 ; students, 103 ; value of proper- 
ty, $6,800. Wall and Mooney’s School: 
^Teachers, 3 ; students, 156 ; value of proper- 
ty, $8,200. Martin College: Teachers, 8; 
students, 112 ; endowment, $30,000 ; value of 
property, $35,000. Totals: Teachers, 120; 



43 



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Tennessee Conference , 1891 . 



students, 1,999; endowment, $933,000; value 
of property, $1,229,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference he held? Tulip Street 
“Church, Nashville, Tenn. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

NASHVILLE DISTRICT. 

James A. Orman , P. E. 

McKendree, S. A. Steel. 

Elm Street, Lewis Powell. 

West End, Robert K. Brown. 

North High Street, W. Weakley. 

McTyeire Memorial, M. S. Gardner. 

Park Avenue, William M. Green. 

South Street, F. E. Alford ; J. F. Carl, Sup. 
Carroll Street, R. A. Young. 

Humphreys Street, W. R. Thornton. 

West Nashville, H. S. McBride. 

Arlington, B. A. Cherry, L. C. Bryan. 
Antioch, S. M. Cherry. 

City Mission, George W. Winn. 

Belleview, F. W. Johnson. 

Centenary, W. H. Gilbert. 

Cumberland, T. S. Cullom. 

Blakemore Chapel, J. W. Rowlett. 

Book Agent, J. D. Barbee. 

Missionary to Japan, W. R. Lambuth. 

EAST NASHVILLE DISTRICT. 

IF. M. Leftwich, P. E. 

Tulip Street, Joseph B. Erwin. 

McFerrin Memorial, T. A. Kerley. 

Hobson Chapel, T. H. Hinson. 

Alex. Green, J. L. Teague. 

Greenville, H. J. Ivie. 

Goodlettsville, J. W. Hensley. 

Cross Plains, J. R. Williams. 

Fountain Head, J. C. Myers. 

Green Brier, J. S. Rice. 

Bethpage, J. W. Faires. 

Gallatin, W. R. Peebles. 

Sumner, J L. Chenault; B. F. Ferrill, Sup. 
Saunders ville, H. B. Blue ; W. G. Dorris, Sup. 
Hermitage, John T. Duncan. 

Castalian Springs, B. T. Smotherman. 
Westmoreland, A. A. Mooney. 

East Nashville Mission, J. J. Pitts ; W. R. 
Warren, Sup. 

Editor of Tennessee Methodist, B. F. Haynes. 

LEBANON DISTRICT. 

J. W. Hanner, Jr., P. E. 

Lebanon, W. T. Haggard. 

Lebanon Circuit, J. Webster. 

Cainsville, H. B. McNeal; S. Lassiter, Sup. 
Center Hill, J. L. Smotherman. 

Alexandria, G. B. McPeak. 

Short Mountain, W. F. Powers; A. H. Reams, 
Sup. 

Smithville, W. H. Lovell. 

Cookville, C. E. Heriges. 

Livingston, Harva M. Jarvis, and to be sup- 
plied (by three local preachers). 



Wolf River, Elisha Carr Ford. 

Chanute, to be supplied (by J. V. Brown). 
Chestnut Mound, J. W. Rooker. 

Mt. Olivet, A. L. Prewitt. 

Pleasant Grove, M. N. Ford. 

New Middleton, R. J. Crump. 

Carthage, W. T. Dye. 

Wartrace, to be supplied (by W. H. Baird). 
Hartsville, N. A. Anthony. 

MURFREESBORO DISTRICT. 

T. L. Moody, P. E. 

Murfreesboro, A. P. McFerrin. 

Stone’s River, S. L. Fain. 

Salem and Walnut Grove, W. H. Doss. 
Concord, George E. Eubank. 

Milton Circuit, J. R. Thompson. 

Woodbury, D. J. Osteen. 

Beech Grove, 0. P. Hill. 

Bellbuckle, J. M. Wright. 

Wartrace and Haley, C. S. Gabard. 
Manchester and Summitsville, J. X. Lee. 
Tullahoma, O. G. Halliburton. 

Normandy, to be supplied (by G. W. Cook). 
Hillsboro, to be supplied (by J. F. Martin). 
Bell Spring, M. R. Tucker. 

Hickory Creek, M. J. Mabry. 

McMinnville, J. T. Curry. 

McMinnville Circuit, to be supplied (by A. 

L. Comer), James W. Swindell. 

Spencer, T. A. Carden. 

Sparta, J. O. Blanton. 

Sparta Circuit, J. A. Bridges. 

Professor in Webbs’ School, G. L. Beale. 

SHELBYVILLE DISTRICT. 

G. P. Jackson, P. E. 

Shelby ville, J. R. Stewart. 

Shelbyville Circuit, W. T. S. Cook. 

Rich Valley, J. F. Beasley; T. B. Marks, Sup. 
Unionville, J. H. Nichols. 

Tracy City, R. E. Travis. 

Winchester, R. R. Jones. 

Lynchburg, S. J. Shasteen. 

Lynchburg and Mulberry, Samuel G. Thomp- 
son. 

Salem, to be supplied (by J. W. Hatcher). 
Fayetteville, J. W. Cherry. 

Fayetteville Circuit, D. S. Thompson. 
Petersburg, E. W. Brown. 

Marble Plains, M. W. Charles. 

Macedonia, William J. Cannon. 

Blanche, W. R. Keathley. 

Cornersville and Lewisburg, W. A. Lusby. 
Medium Circuit, Wood Bouldin. 

Mont Eagle, J. R. Reagin. 

Pelham, John R. Reaves. 

COLUMBIA DISTRICT. 

W. J. Collier, P. E. 

Columbia, T. J. Duncan. 

South Columbia, J. Rush Goodloe. 

Mt. Pleasant, W. B. Lowrv. 

Culleoka, W. B. Patty; W. H. Wilkes, Sup. 
Bigby ville, R. P. Gray; J. H. Stray horn, 
Sup. 



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44 Tennessee Conference, 1891. 



Gibsonville, G. W. Gardner. 

Forest Grove, S. W. Bransford. 

Olivet and Lynnville, G. W. Anderson. 
Diana, N. B. S. Owings. 

Pleasant Valley, W. A. Leath. 

Pulaski, J. E. Harrison; J. B. Anderson, 
Sup. 

Pisgah, W. A. Turner. 

Trinity, J. C. Roberts. 

Fall River, D. J. Proctor. 

Prospect, J. G. Molloy. 

Richland, J. G. Gibson. 

Elkton and Smyrna, W. W. Graves ; W. H. 
Riggin, Sup. 

Bunker Hill Mission, to be supplied (by E. 

B. Worsham). 

Bee Spring, J. L. Kellum. 

President of Martin Female College, R. M. 
Saunders. 

Commissioner of Female Education, J. E. 
Harrison. 

FRANKLIN DISTRICT. 

T. B. Fisher, P. E. 

Franklin, W. F. Wilson. 

Douglass, B. H. Johnson. 

Spring Hill, R. J. Craig. 

Carter’s Creek, A. E. Clement. 

Neapolis, B. S. Haggard. 

Brentwood and Smyrna, R. P. Ransom. 
Harpeth, J. J. Ransom. 

Bethesda, G. W. Blanton. 

Woodbine and Thompson’s, W. H. Johnston. 
Nolensville, J. W. Register. 

Kedron, W. T. Hart. 

College Grove, R. W. Seav. 

Chapel Hill, A. T. Goodloe. 

Berlin, R. M. Haggard. 

Bethlehem and Johnson’s, J. J. Comer. 
Fernvale, to be supplied (by A. W. Whar- 
ton). 

Professor in Vanderbilt University, W. W. 
Martin. 

President Tennessee Female College, W. F. 

Wilson. 

SAVANNAH DISTRICT. 

T. L. Darnell, P. E. 

Savannah, L. R. Amis. 

Savannah Circuit, to be supplied (by T. S. 
Duncan). 

Waynesboro and Clifton, Z. W. Moores; W. 
P. Warren, Sup. 

Mt. Auburn, to be supplied (by P. W. Ward). 
Linden and Beardstown, Jerome Winford. 
Linden Mission, to be supplied (by R. 
Ward). 



Flatwood Mission, W. T. Freeman. 
Lowryville, H. L. Booth. 

Lawrenceburg, J. F. Tinnon. 

West Point, I. W. Keathley. 

Hampshire and Sandy Hook, W. T. Harwell. 
Williamsport, G. D. Byrne. 

Henryville, J. J. Ledbetter. 

CENTERVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. A. McFerrin, P. E. 

Centerville, T. W. Noland. 

Shady Grove, J. G. Blackwood. 

Santa Fe, J. D. Massey. 

Midland, W. V. Jarratt. 

Goodrich and Warner, S. C. Baird. 

White Bluff, A. P. Walker. 

Dickson, W. H. Klyce. 

Charlotte, L. P. Funk. 

Dickson Mission, to be supplied (by J. E~ 
Harrison). 

Edgewood Circuit, J. R. Harris. 

Houston Circuit, W. B. Taylor. 

Erin and Cumberland, W. L. Jackson. 

Bear Spring Mission, A. P. Lipscomb. 

Dover Circuit, James A. Kay. 

Standing Rock, J. W. Gilbert. 

Stewart, A. J. McLanahan. 

Hustburg, W. D. Cherry. 

Liberty, E. L. Gregory. 

Waverly and McEwen, J. T. Blackwood. 
Tennessee City, U. N. M. Berry. 

CLARKSVILLE DISTRICT. 

H. B. Reams, P. E. 

Clarksville, J. B. West, E. M. Harrell. 

South Clarksville and Bethlehem, B. W_ 
Dodson. 

New Providence and Bethel, W. H. Cotton. 
Montgomery, J. M. Oakley. 

Big Rock Circuit, J. N. Handlin. 

Palmyra, to be supplied (by J. M. Stamper)^ 
Antioch, G. S. Byrom. 

Asbury, J. W. Cullom. 

Pleasant View, J. G. Rice. 

State Line, Jerome Duncan. 

Ashland City, G. M. Sanders. 

Sadlersville and Adams’s Station, J. W~ 
Smith. 

Cedar Hill, J. M. Jordan. 

Springfield, D. C. Kelley. 

Red River, T. H. Woodward. 

I. S. Napier and T. R. Clendenin trans- 
ferred to the West Texas Conference. 

P. A. Sowell transferred to the Kentucky 
Conference. 




» 

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West Texas Conference, 1891. 



45 



WEST TEXAS CONFERENCE. 

Held at San Marcos, Tex., Oct. 28-Nov. 2, 1891. 

rt 



Bishop Fitzgerald, President ; 

Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. M. A. Turner, L. C. Mathis, J. P. 
Garrett, William M. Gillespie, W. J. John- 
son, Ira D. Pafford, M. J. Allen, Hiram Gra- 
ham, James C. Wilson, W. M. Francis, Al- 
bert Wilson. 11. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Samuel J. 
Drake, Joseph F. Webb, Asa B. Bynum, 
Thomas S. Ballard, J. Albert Phillips, Wil- 
liam R. Crockett, Thomas Gregory. 7. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 
Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? William J. Sims, John W. Sims, 
Joseph W. Gibbens, John C. Ballard, New 
Harris. 5. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? James A. Lyons, 
A. T. Galloway, I. S. Napier, B. A. Cherry, 
T. R. Clendenin, J. A. Baker, J. A. Big£s, 
J. L. Kennedy. 8. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
H. T. Cunningham, John A. Wright. 2. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
•elected deacons? New Harris, Joseph W. 
Gibbens, John C. Ballard. 3. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons ? New Harris, Joseph W. 
Gibbens, John C. Ballard. 3. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? C. F. Goodenough, J. P. Garrett, 
Albert W. Wilson, James G. Palmer. 4. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? C. F. Goodenough, J. P. 
Garrett, A. W. Wilson, J. W. Harrington. 4. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
-elected elders? Charles E. Statham, L. G. 
Watkins. 2. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are 
■ordained elders? Charles E. Statham, L. G. 
Watkins. 2. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
•elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
John W. Stovall, S. H. Brown — at their own 
request. 2. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? J. 
E. Vernor, J. T. Gillett, S. G. Shaw, N. W. 
Keith. 4. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? E. G. 
Duval, J. W. Brown, E. Y. Seale, William 
Monk, E. H. Holbrook, H. G. Horton, A. F. 
Cox, J. H. Tucker, W. M. Shockley, L. D. 
Shaw, J. F. Denton, H. S. Thrall, H. T. 
Hill. 13. 



Sterling Fisher, Secretary. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? W. T. Thornberry, H. A. 
Graves, W. L. Griffith. 3. 

Walter T. Thornberry fell at his post of 
duty January 19, 1891. He w*as born Feb- 
ruary 8, 1822; was converted under the min- 
istry of S. Carlisle, and joined the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, September 20, 1841 ; and 
was licensed to exhort in March, 1842, and 
licensed to preach in October, 1845, John 
Harrell being the presiding elder on the 
Fayetteville District, Arkansas Conference. 
He was admitted on trial in the Arkansas 
Conference at Van Buren in October, 1846; 
was ordained deacon by Bishop Capers at 
Camden, Ark., October 25, 1851 ; and elder 
by Bishop Paine at Clarksville, Ark., in 1852. 
He located in 1857 and moved to Texas, and 
entered the Texas Conference in 1861. He 
was born of religious parents, and was bap- 
tized in infancy. His mother often told 
him of his dedication to God, which, he 
thought, settled his vocation for life. The 
following are the appointments filled by 
Brother Thornberry in connection with the 
work in Texas : 1864-66, Blanco ; 1867, Lock- 
hart; 1868, San Antonio District; 1869-70, 
Gonzales District; 1871-72, San Marcos Dis- 
trict; 1873, Lockhart and Prairie Lea; 1874, 
Sutherland Springs ; 1875-76, Gonzales ; 1878, 
XJvalde District; 1879, San Antonio District; 
1884-85, Lavernia Circuit; 1886, Moulton 
Circuit; 1887-88, Fort Davis; 1891, Benton 
Circuit, where he died. Brother Thornberry 
was true to his vows as an itinerant preach- 
er, and always went uncomplainingly to his 
work, however difficult. He was a man of 
pure life and singleness of purpose, and 
consecrated to the work of saving souls. He 
was a man of great zeal for the Master’s 
cause; mighty in faith and prayer; a good 
preacher and successful revivalist. He 
brought many souls to Christ, and many 
in that day will rise up and call him blessed. 
He died as he lived: full of faith and the 
Holy Ghost. His last words were words of 
triumph and peace. 

Harrison A. Graves, a superannuated 
member of the West Texas Conference, 
died in Seguin, Tex., March 1, 1891. Broth- 
er Graves was a native of Kentucky ; born 
in 1821, but in early life removed with his 
father’s family to Williamson County, Tenn., 
where he was converted in 1838. He at once 
began exercising his gifts in public prayer. 



46 



West Texas Conference , 1891. 



and in 1840 was licensed to preach. The 
next year he was received into the Tennes- 
see Conference, and having passed the req- 
uisite probation, and approved examinations 
in the course of study, was in due time or- 
dained to deacon’s and elder’s orders. He 
was a growing and useful member of the 
Conference, filling some of the most im- 
portant circuits; but in 1869, owing to the 
declining health of his wife, he asked for 
and received a transfer to the Texas Confer- 
ence. His name does not appear on the 
minutes of that Conference for some years ; 
but not long after his arrival in our State, 
Rev. James C. Wilson died near Gonzales, 
and Brother Graves was employed to fill 
the place thus made vacant. His first wife 
having died, he subsequently married Mrs. 
Wilson, who is now left a widow a second 
time. By a change of boundary, the scope 
of country in the valley of the Gaudalupe 
River fell into the West Texas Conference. 
Brother Graves’s appointments in this Con- 
ference were: 1867, Sandies ; 1868, Moulton ; 
1869, Sutherland Springs; 1870, Corpus 
Christi; 1872-73, Seguin, where he built 
the church now in use. In 1874 he was on 
the Concrete Circuit; 1875, Helena; 1876, 
Leesville, after which he was supernumer- 
ary. He became again effective, and in 1884 
was appointed to Mill Creek Circuit, near 
Seguin. At the close of the year a trouble- 
some cough admonished him that he must 
take a superannuated relation, which was 
granted him, though for some years he con- 
tinued, as his health permitted, to preach as 
often as practicable. His home was in Se- 
guin, and for the four years, from 1887 to 
1891, he lived most of the time within one 
block of the parsonage occupied by the 
writer. We saw each other daily, and I 
loved him as I have loved few men in life. 
His death, w r hile not unexpected, is to me a 
personal bereavement. His physical and 
mental energy was wonderful, considering 
his constant suffering and bodily weakness. 
When hardly able to walk, he went daily 
down to his little business, determined to 
keep up as long as possible; nor did he give 
up till wasting disease compelled him to 
take his bed. In early life this brother did 
not have many educational advantages, but 
he became an excellent theologian, thor- 
oughly understanding Arminian theology; 
while his mind was of a metaphysical turn, 
his preaching was of the popular style. His 
command of language was wonderful. He 
was never at a loss for a word, and he chose 
the word that best expressed his idea. He 
was clear in statement, logical in argument, 
and effective in delivery. His voice was 
musical, well modulated, and at times his 
sermons were truly eloquent. He bore his 
long affliction with exemplary patience, 
cheered by a strong Christian faith, and 
his death w T as peaceful. Brother Graves 
was a fine writer, and the author of several 
books and pamphlets. 



W. L. Griffith was born in or near the 
town of Butler, Ga., in 1847 ; and died at the 
old homestead April 28, 1891. Brother Grif- 
fith began his ministry in Georgia. He w 7 as 
transferred to the North Texas Conference 
in 1880, and in 1881 traveled the Sulphur 
Bluff Circuit; in 1882, the Winnsboro Circuit; 
in 1883-84, the Kingston Circuit. He was 
then transferred to the West Texas Confer- 
ence, and for three years traveled the Blanco^ 
Circuit, doing very efficient w r ork. In 1887 
he traveled the Lagarto Circuit, and then the 
Waelder and Moulton Circuit. The writer 
was present when he entered the North 
Texas Conference. It w as apparent then that 
he was consumptive, and it w T as hoped that 
this climate w r ould restore him. But it was 
not to be. Notwithstanding his ill health, 
he was an aggressive man, an earnest preach- 
er, and his life was an epistle of the gospel 
he preached. During the summer of 1890 it 
was apparent to all that his work was done. 
At the ensuing Conference he was granted a 
superannuated relation, and he went back 
to die among the hills of Georgia. He died 
in the full triumph of the gospel he preached, 
leaving behind a large family to mourn his 
departure. 

Ii 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names w T ere called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed, 
except that of W. C. Rutledge, who was rep- 
rimanded by the bishop. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



San Antonio District. 





White 

Mem's. 


Colored' 
Mem'*. | 


Loc'l 

Pr's. 


San Antonio: Travis Park 


5Bo] 


2 




noi 






12 








163 








1(12 








130 




2 


Cotulla and Pearsall Mission 


119 




1 


Uvalde Station 








Eagle Pass and Brackett Mission. 


41 








220 1 




2 




40 








15 a 




1 




253 




5 




49 








49 




1 




2,189 


i 


14 



Cuero District. 



Cuero Station 

Victoria Station 

Edna Circuit 

Williamsburg Circuit 
Hallettsville Circuit... 
Waelder and Moulton 

De Witt Circuit 

Weesatche Circuit. ... 

Leesville Circuit 

Clear Creek Circuit.. . 
Yoakum Circuit 










....... 




204 i 


1 


236: 


1 


130 


3 


192 


1 


275 


3 


162 


2 


479 




4 


114 






105 




1 


2,074 




16 




West Texas Conference , 1891. 



San Marcos District. 



Colored 

Mem's. 



San Marcos Station 

Seguin Station 

Lnling Station 

Gonzales Station 

Lockhart Circuit 

Kyle Circuit 

San Marcos Circuit 

Elm Grove Mission 

Dripping Springs Mission. 

Harwood Circuit 

Belmont Circuit 

Seguin Mission 



San Saba District. 

San Saba Station 

Llano Station 

Brady Station ..... 

Fredonia and Camp San Saba Ct.. 

Pontotoc Circuit 

Llano Circuit 

Cherokee Circuit 

Richland Springs Circuit 

Oxford Circuit 

Willow City Circuit 

Round Mountain Circuit 

Blanco Circuit 



Corpus Christi District. 



Laredo Station 

Goliad Station 

Beeville Station 

Floresville Station 

Rancho Circuit 

Lavernia Circuit 

Lagarto Circuit 

Oakville and Tilden Circuit 

San Diego Mission 

Helena Circuit 

Wesley Circuit 

Kennedy Circuit 

Rockport Circuit 



San Angelo District. 



San Angelo Station 

Kerr vi lie and Center Point 

Bandera Circuit 

Ingram Mission 

Junction City Circuit 

Paint Rock Mission 

Sherwood Circuit 

Garden City Circuit 

London Mission 



Mason Circuit 



Recapitulation. 



48 



Missouri Conference , 1891. 



Hallettsville Mission, J. C. Wilson. 
Waelder Circuit, J. T. Graham. 

Nursery Circuit, T. C. DePew. 

Weesatche Circuit, W. H. Killough. 
Leesville Circuit, W. J. Sims. 

Clear Creek Circuit, J. M. Shuford. 
Yoakum Mission, J. P. Rogers. 

Rancho Circuit, A. T. Galloway. 

BEEYILLE DISTRICT. 

R. J. Deets, P. E. 

Beeville Station, J. C. Russell. 

Goliad Station, J. T. Williamson. 

Corpus Christi Station, E. K. Denton. 
San Diego Mission, J. A. Wright. 

Laredo Station, C. J. Oxley. 

Pleasant Grove Mission, M. A. Turner. 
Oakville and Tilden Circuit, J. F. Webb. 
Floresville and Stockdale, J. A. King. 
Lavernia Circuit, Carper Williamson. 
Shiloh Mission, J. R. Barden. 

Lagarto Circuit, Theophilus Lee, 

Helena Circuit, Thomas Gregory. 
Rockport Circuit, J. W. Sims. 

SAN MARCOS DISTRICT. 

W. H. H. Biggs, P. E. 

San Marcos Station, Buckner Harris. 

San Marcos Circuit, J. A. Greening. 
iSeguin Station, J. D. Scott. 



Harwood Circuit, W. 0. Shugart. 

Gonzales Station, James A. Lyons. 

Luling and Prairie Lea, A. C. Biggs. 
Lockhart Station, J. T. Stanley; J. T. Gil- 
lett, Sup. 

Lockhart Circuit, A. G. Nolen. 

Kyle Circuit, J. A. Biggs. 

Dripping Springs Mission, T. S. Ballard ; S. 
G. Shaw, Sup. 

Belmont Circuit, B. H. Passmore. 

Nockenut Mission, J. W. Vest. 

SAN ANGELO DISTRICT. 

M. A. Black, P. E. 

San Angelo Station, New Harris. 

Kerrville and Center Point, W. M. Gillespie. 
Paint Rock Mission, A. W. Wilson. 

Bandera Circuit, F. H. C. Elliott. 

Ingram Mission, W. J. Johnson. 

Junction City Circuit, C. H. Maloy. 
Sherwood Circuit, J. A. Phillips. 

Sterling City Mission, A. J. Potter. 

London Mission, J. C. Ballard. 

Mason Mission, H. T. Cunningham. 

Sonora Mission, W. G. Cocke. 

Del Rio Station, C. W. Godwin. 

Montell Mission, Hiram Graham; N. W. 
Keith, Sup. 

W. F. Gibbons and J. W. Holt transferred 
to the Texas Conference. 



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MISSOURI CONFERENCE. 

Held at Maryville, Mo., September 2 - 7 , 1891 . 
Bishop Hargrove, President: John D. Yincil, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial?! 
Answer. Erasmus B. Swartz, James M. Rod- 
gers, W. J. Parvin, G. M. Wright, Henry D. 
Thompson. 5. * 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? S. O. 
Maughs, G. H. Wilkinson, W. A. Young- 
man, A. B. Culbertson, L. W. Jones, David 
McAllen, M. L. Allishouse, A. C. Browning, 
L. C. McCleod, Alpheus Clark, W. M. Baker, 
R. M. Neale. 12. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? D. M. 
Conway, A. S. Hickerson. 2. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Fielding Marvin, H. C. Garrett, T. 
E. Sharp, W. A. Smith, J. H. French, W. C. 
Rice, C. K. Shilling. 7. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? J. C. Car- 
ney. 1. 



Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? M. B. Chapman, 
from the Little Rock Conference; H. C. Kir- 
by, from the Western Conference; L. B. No- 
land, J. L. Taylor, F. A. Grimes, and C. K. 
Shilling, from the Southwest Missouri Con- 
ference; E. M. Bounds, from the St. Louis 
Conference; W. B. Wheeler, from the Den- 
ver Conference; J. S. Bowles and E. W. 
Reynolds, from the Western Virginia Con- 
ference. 10. 

Ques. 7. Who are deacons of one year? 
G. M. Gibson, L. T. Fawks, John Garvin, E. 
E. Bostwick, W. C. Rice, J. C. Kindred, John 
Robson. 7. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Fielding Marvin, H. C. 
Garrett, Thomas E. Sharp. 3. 



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Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Fielding Marvin, H. C. 
•Garrett, Thomas E. Sharp. 3. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Richard Nelson, William C. Baird, 
Henry D. Thompson, Alpheus Clark. 4. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Richard Nelson, William 
C. Baird, Henry D. Thompson, Alpheus 
•Clark. 4. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? G. E. Tanquary, J. 0. Whit- 
worth, Marion Moore. 3. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? G. E. Tanquary, J. O. Whit- 
worth, Marion Moore. 3. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? Alex. M. Bedford. 1. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? Alex. M. Bedford. 1. 

Ques. 10. Who are located this year? T. 
M. Rucker, S. S. Hardin. 2. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? J. M. 
L. Hoyle. 1. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? J. D. 
Houston, T. M. Patterson, S. W. Attebury, 
R. A. Austin, S. W. Cope, James Penn, Wal- 
ter Toole, C. W. Collett, C. Babcock, Daniel 
Penny, William Warren, D. T. Sherman, J. 
P. Nolan, William Penn, J. S. Todd, B. F. 
Johnson, M. T. E. Potter, J. H. Hubbard, 
Henry Kay, Lilburn Rush, Elmore Car- 
lyle. 21. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? C. W. Tucker. 1. 

Charles Wesley Tucker was born in 
Boone County, Ky., March 25, 1858; and 
died October 28, 1890, at the age of thirty- 
two years, seven months, and three days. 
From early childhood he entertained the 
idea that when he reached mature years he 
would preach the gospel. Playing church 
. and holding meetings were among the most 
enjoyable of all his childish amusements. 
When about twelve years of age, a debate 
between two very scholarly men on infant 
baptism was held near his home, and his 
father was surprised at his request to miss 
school and attend. “ If I am to preach, I 
must better understand infant baptism,” he 
.said. His request was granted. When about 
fourteen years of age, he united with the 
Methodist Church, and for years was a con- 
stant member. There came a time when the 
battle that was to decide for time and eter- 
nity with him must be fought. The inward 
-conviction that he must preach grew stron- 
ger ; but Satan allured him by the many at- 
tractions of the world, and for a time he 
quaffed at the fountains of some of earth’s 
pleasures. He entered commercial life, and 
such was his success that when he surren- 
dered all for a life hid with Christ in God 
it was said : “ He may make a good preach- 
er, but a good business man is spoiled.” 
The world with its joys failed to satisfy the 
longing of his soul. The prayers of a godly 

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mother and father, and the voice of the 
Holy Spirit, called him back; and turning 
away from the fleeting pleasures of earth, 
he placed his all upon God’s altar. Having 
a firm determination to preach, he was li- 
censed from Scott Street Church, Covington, 
Ky., and immediately entered the theolog- 
ical department at Vanderbilt University. 
Failing health compelled him to leave school 
only a short time before completing the , 
course. He joined the AVestern Virginia Con- 
ference, where he remained three years. 
Two years after that time, he was stationed 
at Louisa, Kv., where he succeeded in build- 
ing a beautiful brick church that to-day 
stands a monument to his memory. God 
led him by the way of sorrow, until out of 
his own experience he could offer a genuine 
sympathy to his suffering friends. During 
the first year of his ministry, w T hile holding 
a protracted service, a message flashed over 
the wires that a beloved brother was dying. 
He was entering the pulpit ; and as he could 
not make a train that night, praying God 
to sanctify the sad intelligence, he preached 
with a power seldom realized in all his min- 
istry, and souls were saved. One year later 
he was called aside to nurse and give up an- 
other brother. Then followed four years of 
testing. The mother, whom he loved so de- 
votedly and whose influence never left him, 
lingered an invalid, whose sufferings were 
intense, until she too was called home, hav- 
ing an abundant entrance into heavenly rest. 
So interested was she in his life work that 
after he entered the ministry she always re- 
membered him in prayer at the hour of 
his public services, and he said that he often 
was made to feel the influence of her prayers 
as he attempted to preach. Delicate health 
caused him to go westward in 1883. Join- 
ing the St. Louis Conference, he was sent to 
Eden, St. Louis County, where he met Miss 
Bertie Aiken, who afterward became the 
sharer of his joys and sorrows through five 
years of happy married life, and w\io to-day 
mourns the loss of a most devoted husband. 
Entering the Missouri Conference in 1886, 
he preached successfully and accomplished 
much good; one year at Monroe City, two 
years in Hannibal, and was just entering 
upon his third year’s work in Montgomery 
City, when God spoke to the faithful la- 
borer in his vineyard, and said : “ Come up 
higher.” 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless in 
their life and official administration? Their 
names were called over, one by one, and 
their characters examined and passed, ex- 
cept those of D. N. Epperson, whose case was 
again referred to the presiding elder of the 
St. Charles District, and J. AV. Jordan, who 
was expelled. 

Ques. 21. AA T hat is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



50 



Missouri Conference, 1S01. 



St. Charles District. 



St. Charles Station 

O’Fallon Circuit 

Warren ton and Wright City. 

Jonesburg Circuit 

Troy and Wentzville Circuit. 

Brussels Circuit 

Prairieville Circuit 

Ashley Circuit 

Louisiana Station 

Clarksville Circuit 

Frankfort Circuit 

New Florence Circuit 

Florida Circuit 

V andalia Circuit 



White j Colored I I.oc'l 
Mem's. J Mem's. Pr's. 



285 

274 

281 2 

2;!8 

325 2 

413 1 2 

423 1 

127 1 

200 

241 3 

19S 2 

500 

241 3 

I 2241 1 



St. Joseph District ( Continued ). 

( White | Colored I Loo*! 



Mem's.' Mein’s. Pr’s. 



Barnard Circuit.... 
Savannah Circuit. 
Winthrop Circuit.. 
Fairfax Circuit 



269 




300 


1 


200 




147 





Mexico District. 

Mexico Station 

Mexico Circuit 

Auxvasse Circuit 

Cedar City Circuit 

Readsville Circuit 

Fulton Station 

Millersburg Circuit 

Montgomery City Station 

Wellsville Circuit 

Central ia Circuit 

Sturgeon Circuit 

Mt. Zion Circuit 

Madison Circuit 

Ham’s Prairie Circuit 



Fayette District. 

Payette Station 

Fayette Circuit 

West Fayette Circuit 

Glasgow* Station 

Armstrong Circuit 

Columbia Station 

Ashland Circuit 

Rocheport Circuit 

Franklin and Clark 

Renick Circuit 

Clifton Hill Circuit 

Huntsville 

Salisbury Station 

Westville 

Keytesville Circuit 

Boone County Circuit 





1 






1 


3 

1 








2 








1 




1 








2 














1 


10 



Gallatin District. 

Gallatin Station 319 

Jamesport Circuit 300 

Edinburg Circuit 150 . 

Jameson Circuit 281 . 

Albany Circuit 290 

Bethany Circuit 280 

Lineville Circuit 559 

Denver Circuit 276 

Breckenridge Circuit 341 

Spring Hill Circuit 376 

Maysville Circuit 227 

Eagleville Circuit 272 

Raven wood Circuit 256 

Pattonsburg Circuit 347 



Plattsburg District. 

Plattsburg Station. 

Osborne Circuit 

Cameron Station 

Platte City and Weston Circuit ... 

Hardin Circuit .• 

Richmond Station 

Richmond Circuit 

Millville Circuit ..... 

Edgarton Circuit 

Parkvil.le Circuit 

Kingston Circuit 

Gosneyville Circuit 

Lawson and Lathrop 

Liberty 

Missouri City Circuit 



St. Joseph District. 

St. Joseph: Francis Street 

Tenth Street 

‘Centenary 

Hundley and Hoagland 

Spruce Street and South Park... 

St. Joseph Circuit 

Dearborn Circuit 

Skidmore Circuit 

Mound City Circuit 

Hamburg Circuit 

Elmo Circuit 



Chillicothe District. 

Chillicothe Station 428 

Chillicothe Circuit 208 1 

Brunswick Station 178 

Carrollton Station 329 2 

Hale City Circuit 217 

Cowgill Circuit... 318 3 

Norborne Circuit 340 1 

De Witt Circuit 401 

Triplett Circuit 315 

Humphreys Circuit 278 1 

Linneus Circuit 455 1 

Milan Circuit 188 1 

Browning Circuit 167 1 1 

Bogard Circuit 380 2 

Green Castle Circuit 71 1 

Meadville Circuit 106 



Macon District. 

Macon City Station 258 

Macon Circuit 184 2 

Callao Circuit 317 5 

Moberly Station 459i 1 

Paris Circuit 300 

Shelbina Station 324 

Slielbina Circuit 465 

Clarence Circuit 382 1 

La Plata Circuit 170 1 . 

Kirksville Station 100 

Brashear Circuit 149 

Edina Circuit 188 1 

Memphis Circuit 213 

Queen City Circuit 210 

Marceline and Bucklin 144 1 

Excello Circuit 158 

New Boston 166 

Sue City Circuit 123 1 



Maryville Station 1 155J 



3 


16 




2 




3 






1 


1 

4 












2 




2 







Hannibal District. 

Hannibal : Park Church 274 

Arch Street 120 

Palmyra Station 257 

Palmyra Circuit 343 1 

Philadelphia Circuit 321 1 

Monroe City Station 219 4 

Monroe City Circuit 232 

Hunnewell Circuit 313 3 

Shelbyville Circuit 505 3 

Novelty Circuit 162 

La Bell Circuit 335 1 

Colony Circuit 263 

Rutledge Circuit 244 

Kalioka Station 70 

Monticello Circuit 514 1 1 

Canton Station 237 1 

Winchester Circuit 196 



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Missouri Conference , 1891 . 



Recapitulation. 





White 

Mem's 


Colored 

Mem’s. 


Loe'l 

Pr’s. 


St. Charles District..... 


3.920 




15 


Mexico 


44 


3,666 


1 


10 


Favette 


44 


4.418 


1 


28 


Plattsbnrg 


u 


3,939 


3 


16 


St. Joseph 


u 


4.230 


2 


16 


Gallatin 


4b 


4.280 


7 


21 


Chillicothe 


44 


42179 


i 


14 


M aeon 


44 


4.310 




13 


Hannibal 


44 


4,361 


i 


15 


Total this year 


37,509 


19 


148 


Total last year 


36,476 


20 


155 


Increase... 




1,033 






Decrease 


1 


7 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 681. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 2,263. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 364. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 3,246. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 23,705. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $6,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $5,472.28. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $9,794.59 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, $4,925.38. Total, $14,719.97. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $2,912.10. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 410; value, $738,003. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 94; value, $105,105. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Central College: Teachers, 10; stu- 
dents, 154; endowment, $110,000; value of 
property, $80,000. Central Female College: 
Teachers, 10; students, 149; value of proper- 
ty, $50,000. Howard Payne Female College : 
Teachers, 12; students, 187 ; value of proper- 
ty, $40,000. Centenary High School : Teach- 
ers, 6; students, 164 ; value of property, $3,000. 
Macon District High School: Teachers, 6; 
students, 149 rvalue of property, $13,000. 
St. Charles College: Teachers, 8; students, 
58 ; endowment, $23,000 ; value of property, 
$15,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held ? Montgomery City, 
Mo. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

ST. JOSEPH DISTRICT. 

R. H. Cooper, P. E. 

Francis Street Church, A. G. Dinwiddie. 
Hundley, G. M. Gibbon. 

Tenth Street and Centenary, Z. M. Williams. 



Spruce Street, C. I. Vande venter and Henry 
Kay. 

Maryville, T. E. Sharp. 

St. Joseph Circuit, T. H. Swearingen. 
Savannah, Marion Moore. 

Barnard, H. C. Garrett. 

Dearborn, C. Grimes. 

Mound City, J. T. Moreman. f 

Fairfax, J. D. Shook. 

Skidmore, F. M. Cooper. 

Elmo, J. T. Loyal. 

Hamburg, T. G. Petree. 

Weston, F. A. Grimes. 

King City, to be supplied. 

GALLATIN DISTRICT. 

W. E. Dockery, P. E. 

Gallatin, C. N. Broadhurst. 

Edinburg, David McAllen. 

Jameson, H. T. Leeper and G. A. Wright. 
Maysville, to be supplied (by S. A. Smart.) 
Patlonsburg, G. Tanquary. 

Breckenridge, J. M. Settle. 

Spring Hill, W. C. Rice. 

Raven wood, L. W. Jones. 

Albany, J. A. Wailes. 

Lineville Station, J. T. McDonald. 

Lineville Circuit, J. H. French. 

Jamesport, L. T. Fawks. 

Bethany, J. O. Whitworth. 

Denver, J. C. Kindred. 

Eagleville, C. G. Hill. 

CHILLICOTHE DISTRICT. 

S. H. Milam, P. E. J 

Chillicothe Station, J. R. A. Vaughan. 
Chillicothe Circuit, W. A. Smith. / 

Brunswick, L. B. Noland. 

Carrollton, G. J. Warren. 

Hale, J. D. Hunt. 

Norborne, L. P. Siceloff. 

De Witt, Howard L. Davis. 

Triplett, R. M. Dameron. 

Humphreys, I. T. Nash. 

Linneus, W. G. Shackleford. 

Milan, to be supplied. 

Harris, to be supplied. 

Browning, to be supplied. 

Bogard, M. L. Allishouse. 

Tinney’s Grove, to be supplied (by W. CL 
Baird.) 

MACON DISTRICT. 

J. H. Pritchett, P. E. 

Memphis, A. C. Browning. 

Queen City, S. O. Maughs. 

Edina, O. B. Holliday. 

Brashear, W. H. Utter. 

Kirksville, F. Marvin. 

La Plata, G. E. Tanquary. 

Sue City and New Boston, to be supplied* 
Marceline and Bucklin, John J. Rooker. 
Mason, W. F. McMurry. 

Callao, E. M. Capp. J 

Macon Circuit, to be supplied. J 

Excello, W. M. Baker. 

Clarence, John Holland. 

Granville, W. F. Bell. 



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Missouri Conference , 1891. 



Lake-nan, J. C. Carney. 

Shelbina, Robert White. 

Paris, H. M. Myers. 

Moberly, T. G. Whitten. 

Moberly Mission, to be supplied. 

HANNIBAL DISTRICT. 

John Anderson, P. E. 

Park Church, J. A. Beadle. 

Arch Street, E. E. Bostwick. 

Oakwood, W. H. Younger. 

Palmyra, Thompson Penn. 

Palmyra Circuit, W. W. McMurry. 

Monroe City Circuit, W. A. Youngman. 
Monroe City, B. W. Fielder. 

Philadelphia, A. Clark. 

Hunnewell, C. K. Shilling. 

Slielbyville, J. F. Shores. 

Novelty, H. D. Thompson. 

Rutledge, W. B. Beagle. 

Kahoka, I. W. Keithley. 

Winchester, L. C. McLeod. 

Colony, R. P. Jones. 

Monticello, W. H. Roper. 

Canton, J. M. Dempsey. 

Labelle, C. T. McAnally. 

E. M. Bounds, Assistant Editor Nashville 
Christian Advocate. 

ST. CHARLES DISTRICT. 

G. W. Penn, P. E. 

St. Charles, William H. Lewis. 

Meehan icsville, J. Y. E. Humphreys. 
O’Fallon and Wentzville, James L. Taylor. 
Troy, J. S. Bowles. 

Warrenton, J. M. Rogers. 

Jonesburg, R. M. Neal. 

High Hill, John W. Garvin. 

New Florence, M. B. Broaddus. 

Yandalia, A. B. Culbertson. 

Ashley and Bowling Green, W. S. Rooker. 
Brisco, W. C. Haggart. 

Brussells, T. R. Kendall. 

Clarksville, A. Y. Bayly. 

Louisiana, J. S. Frazier. 

Center, E. B. Swartz. 

Florida and Santa Fe, T. B. Farry. 
Prairieville, W. T. Ready ; J. M. L. Hoyle, 
Sup. 

M. B. Chapman, Editor St. Louis Christian 
Advocate. 

MEXICO DISTRICT. 

D. C. O’ HoweU, P. E. 

Mexico, J. A. Mumpower. 

Fulton, W. F. Packard. 



Montgomery City, E. W. Reynolds. 

Mexico Circuit, J. W. Owen.’ 

Madison, W. O. Medley. 

Sturgeon, J. W. Ramsey. 

Centralia, J. L. Meftert. 

Auxvasse, J. S. Allen. 

Hallsville, C. A. Sherman. 

Millersburg, to be supplied. 

Cedar City, J. T. Kimsey. 

Ham’s Prairie, H. C. Kirby. 

Readsville, E. L. Rutledge. 

Wellsville, B. D. Sipple. ; 

Martinsburg, J. R. Divilbiss. 

FAYETTE DISTRICT. 

E. K. Miller, P. E. 

Fayette, W. A. Hanna. 

Fayette Circuit, D. F. Bone. 

Glasgow, J. A. Snarr. 

Glasgow Circuit, D. R. Shackleford. 
Keytesville, L. F. Linn. 

Salisbury, M. L. Gray. 

Westville, R. T. Stith. 

Clifton, S. H. Renfro. 

Huntsville, J. O. Edmonston. 

Armstrong, C. W. Herley. 

Renick, M. R. Jones. 

Franklin, J. Y. Blakey. 

Rocheport, J. B. Rice. 

Columbia, J. H. Jackson. 

Brown’s, to be supplied. 

Ashland, John Robson. 

J. D. Hammond, President Central College. 
H. D. Groves, President of Howard Female 
College. 

PLATTSBURG DISTRICT. 

J. 31. O'Bryen, P. E. 

Plattsburg, H. C. Bolen. 

Osborne, W. C. Wheeler. 

Cameron and Lathrop, J. T. Winstead. 

Platte City, J. M. Proctor. 

Hardin, H. P. Bond. 

Richmond, J. H. Ledbetter. 

Richmond Circuit, J. P. Godbey. 

Millville, J. H. Hager. 

Edgarton, to be supplied (by Philip Penny). 
Parkville and Moscow, W. J. Parvin. 
Kingston, to be supplied (by Philip Penny.) 
Lawson and Excelsior Springs, L. B. Madi- 
son. 

Liberty, J. S. Smith. 

Missouri City, G. H. Wilkinson. 

Cowgill and Polo, R. W. Howerton. 

J. H. Shelton transferred to the East Co- 
lumbia Conference, and stationed at Dayton. 



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North Texas Conference , 1891 . 



53 



NORTH TEXAS CONFERENCE. 

Held at Terrell, Tex., November 11 - 16 , 1891 . 
Bishop Hendrix, President; C. I. McWhirter, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Edgar Cornelius McVoy, James 
Barney Lewis, Joseph M. Nichols, John M. 
Sweeton, Isaac Wesley Clark, William El- 
more Jordan, William Thomas Morrow, 
Houston Monroe Pirtle, John Blair Powers, 
Guy Arthur Jameson. 10. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? John Fos- 
ter Pierce, James M. Peterson, Joseph M. 
Jameson, John W. Beckham, John C. Carr, 
Dempsey W. Gardner, Ira M. Brice, James 
T. Kirkpatrick, Willis B. Walker, Warren D. 
Wheeler, John W. Murphy, James W. Clif- 
ton, James S. McKee, Thomas H. Morris. 14. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? Nathan- 
iel C. Little, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? James A. Kerr, Atwell W. Clark, 
William A. Stuckey, Leander H. McGee. 
James N. Hunter, Joseph C. Moore, James 
I. Lavender, Dudley T. Brown, Robert C. 
Hicks, Joseph P. Rodgers, James L. Morris, 
James M. Dunn, Leander A. Hanson, Joseph 
D. Hudgins. 14. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? C. H. Gregory, L. 
P. Smith, Morris Evans, I. A. Thomas, F. C. 
Mabery, J. H. Keith, J. R. Randle, A. A. 
Wagnon, J. D. Whitehead. 9. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
C. M. Harless, C. H. Peele, W. F. Hodnett, 
W. H. Brown, Stuart Nelson, C. J. Fowler. 6. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? James Alexander Kerr, 
Atwell Wickliffe Clark, Leander Hicks Mc- 
Gee, James Lew is Morris. 4. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? James A. Kerr, Atwell W. 
Clark, Leander H. McGee, James Lew'is 
Morris. 4. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Andrew Pierce Hudgins, William 
Elmore Jordan, James Montgomery Holt, 
William Hamilton Bludworth, Zora Babel 
Pirtle, James Prior Dent, Benjamin Arthur 
Belcher, Andrew' E. Butterfield, Wesley La- 
fayette Fagg, David A. McCurry, Francis 
Maricm Goyne, Cornelius T. Gore, Robert 
Wright, James W. Clifton, Dempsey W. 
Gardner. 15. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Andrew Pierce Hudgins, 
William Elmore Jordan, John Montgomery 
Holt, William Hamilton Bludworth, Zora 
Babel Pirtle, John Prior Dent, Benjamin A. 
Belcher, Andrew' E. Butterfield, Wesley L. 
Fagg, Robert Wright, James W. Clifton, 
Dempsey W. Gardner. 12. 



Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Alfred Churchill Benson. 1. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? Alfred C. Benson. 1. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? Daniel Webster Grounds, James 
Newton Hunter, John William Beckham, 
Willis Judson Adkins, James Lowery Yel- 
ton. 5. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? Daniel W. Grounds, James 
N. Hunter, John W. Beckham, Willis J. At- 
kins, James L. Yelton. 5. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? T. 
A. C. Durr, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? W. 
K. Duff, A. A. Wagnon, J. R. Randle, M. H. 
Neely. 4. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? L. P. 
Lively, J. B. Rabb, J. C. Randall, C. J. Cock, 
W. R. Davis, W. P. Reed, R. Lane, R. G. 
Rainey, M. C. Blackburn, J. W. Chalk, A.C. 
McDougal, A. H. Brewer. 12. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? E. M. Clark, J. B. Whit- 
ten burg. 2. 

E. M. Clark was born in Denton County, 
Tex., February 9, 1863; and died near Kerr- 
ville, Tex., April 13, 1 891. These dates mark 
the earthly boundary of a life that was the 
synonym of a true Christian manhood. As 
to his parentage I am not informed, save 
that his mother was related to the Headlees, 
a name honorably connected w’ith Metho- 
dism in Missouri and elsewhere. The staid 
integrity, native honesty, and moral force of 
this family were inherited by and found full 
play in the life of young Clark. His reli- 
gious life began in AVhitesboro, Tex., in 
1881, when he was converted under the 
ministry of Rev. S. C. Riddle. His Chris- 
tian experience was clear and pronounced 
from the first, and grew more intense to the 
last. He was licensed to preach by the 
Quarterly Conference of AVhitesboro Station 
in the winter of 1886-87, and was admitted 
on trial in the North Texas Conference at 
Honey Grove in November, 1887. His first 
appointment w'as as junior preacher on the 
Sherman Circuit, with Rev. T. L. Miller in 
charge. During this year he was much in 
my home, and his presence was always a 
benediction to my family. He grew upon 
his people from the first, and the appoint- 
ments served by him were more than anx- 
ious for his return. At the session of the 
Conference in 1888 he was appointed to the 
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Kev. T. E. Sherwood in charge. lie ex- 
pected to spend most of his time in school, 
but a few months of confinement brought on 
hemorrhage of the lungs, and admonished 
him that consumption, that dread destroyer 
of so many of his family, was reaching for 
his own life. He spent several months in 
Southern Texas. His health improving, he 
attended the session of his Conference at 
Greenville in November, 1889, w hen he was 
received into full connection and ordained 
deacon by Bishop Key. His appointment 
this year was to Powderly Mission, Paris 
District, where he labored faithfully and 
acceptably until June, 1890, when he had 
another hemorrhage, caused by his being 
thrown from his buggy. Although barely 
able to be up, he did not leave his w T ork un- 
til September. In November he again, in 
company with his sister, w r ent to Southern 
Texas, hoping to be benefited as on a former 
visit, but in vain. His work was ended. 
Neither climate nor medical skill could stay 
the progress of the destroyer. He aw aited 
w r ith calmness and assurance the approach- 
ing dissolution of his earthly tabernacle. 
Indeed, the work sometimes seemed too 
slow r for the waiting spirit. He had a de- 
sire to depart. When asked by his sister if 
he was willing to die, he replied: “Yes. I 
fear sometimes that I am too willing and 
anxious to go where I can be at rest. I am 
so tired. My only regret is that of leaving 
you alone. I did wish to live and work 
more for my Saviour; there is so much to 
be done. It may be that the reason w r hy I 
am not spared is that I am not competent 
to do the work I wanted to do, but it is all 
right. God knows best.” Just before his 
death he said: “Tell the preachers, my 
brethren, that when they are having love 
feast — ” His sister failed to catch the re- 
mainder of the sentence. She said to him : 
“ You are having a love feast all the time.” 
He said, “ Yes, yes,” and soon breathed his 
last. “ He suffered much,” writes his sister, 
“ yet he w r as patient and cheerful through 
it all, never murmuring or complaining.” 
Brother Clark was possessed of a good mind, 
was studious and persistent in his efforts to 
master whatever he undertook. As a preach- 
er, he was clear, scriptural, and effective. 
On account of his quiet, unobtrusive man- 
ner, his first appearance before' a strange 
congregation was apt to be disappointing; 
but as they knew him better, they found 
that back of that unpretentious bearing w r as 
a bright mind, a sweet spirit, a faithful and 
true servant of his Lord. He was conscien- 
tious in his work, and sought to do what he 
believed to be right, without fear or favor. 
No consideration of health or personal com- 
fort could induce him to neglect his work. 
The fierce norther, the beating rain, the 
summer’s heat — all witness to a self-forget- 
ting spirit. The Master has said: “Well 
done, thou good and faithful servant. . . . 
Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” 



J. B. Whittenburg w r as born about forty- 
three years ago. The exact date w r e cannot 
discover. He served our Church faithfully 
as a local preacher for many years. He was 
then for a few' years in the itinerant min- 
istry of the Methodist Protestant Church. 
From these bretliren he came to the North 
Texas Conference three years ago as an 
itinerant elder. He has spent these years 
in faithful w r ork, and a month ago he died 
of typhoid fever on October 15, 1891. Our 
brother was a humble, earnest man of God, 
who cheerfully did the work intrusted to 
him, however obscure, and however small 
the pay. He was equal to any sacrifice, and 
w r as glad to “ endure hardness as a good sol- 
dier of Christ.” He has now exchanged the 
heavy cross for a glorious crow r n. The days 
of his trial are over, and he has entered 
upon his reward. Brother Whittenburg w r as 
a peculiar man in some respects, but he was 
a man of unspotted character, w hose w ord 
w T as not doubted, and whose name was a 
synonym for honesty. 



Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Dallas District. 





Mem- 

bers. 


T.oc’l 

Pr's. 


Pallas: First Church 


<515 

328 


3 




2 


Trinity 


213 

95 


1 






254 


5 




332 






2*5 


3 




221 


1 

3 


Weston Circuit 


420 




325 






429 


1 


Grapevine Circuit 

Smithfield Circuit : 


305 

352 


i 

3 


Lewisville Circuit 


3S9 


North Fort Worth Mission 







Terrell District. 

Terrell Station 


4,616) 

319 




244 








171 




376 




3161 


Allen Circuit 


500 

421 




Merit Circuit 


346 








457 


Rockwall and Rovse 


370 


Garland and Duck Creek 


278 


Poetrv Circuit 


('87 




4*7 


Roberts Mission 


225 


Sulphur Springs District. 


I 5,999 
3581 




12* 




'47 


Mt. Vernon Circuit 


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Mem- 1 
bers. 


Loc’l 

Pr's. 


Greenville: First Cliurch. 


521 


2 




425 


4 




247 


1 


Commerce and Wesley Chapel 


525 

358 


1 






Lone Oak Circuit 


300 


3 




540 


3 




400 


I 




560 


1 




363 


2 




360 


3 




512 


1 


Emory Mission 


250 


7 


Jefferson District. 

Jefferson Station 


6,784 

145 


40 




425 


4 




389 


4 




386 


2 




125 






411 


2 


Daingerfield Circuit 


233 


1 


Atlanta Station 


261 


1 


Texarkana Station 


276 


1 




77 




Evlau Mission.*. 


360 




Queen City Circuit 


306 


2 




152 


2 


•Cusseta Circuit 


233 


l 


Pittsburg Station 


274 


3 


Linden Circuit 


500 


3 







Paris District. 

Paris: Centenary 


4,553] 

400 


26 

1 




200 


1 




464 




itoxton Circuit 

Blossom Station 


437 

223 


1 

1 


Pattonsville Circuit 


300 






361 


2 




358 


1 


Woodland Circuit 


381 


1 


Clarksville Station 


187 




•Clarksville Circuit 


325 


11 
1 - 


Detroit Circuit 


195 




329 


1 




581 


1 


Three Springs Mission 


146 




Boston Circuit 




2 


Maxey Mission 


225 




De Kalb Mission 


226 


2 




187 


1 


Powderly Mission 


185 








Bonham District. 

Bonham Station 


| 5,8851 
288' 


17 




279 


2 


Fannin Circuit 


> 328 


5 


Gober Circuit 


319 


3 






7 


Dodd City Circuit 


437 


2 


Honev Grove Station 


378 


1 


Petty" and White ltock 


369 


1 




271 




Ben Franklin Circuit 


263 




Brookston Circuit 


193 


5 


Bayley and Randolph Circuit 


489 




Stephensville Circuit 


413 


2 


Wolf City Station 


318 








Sherman District.. 

Sherman Station 


4,S20 

472 


28 
i 1 


East Sherman Mission 


198 


1 1 


Sherman Circuit 


401: 


1 1 


Bell’s and Savoy 


462 


! i 


Van Alstyne Station 


278 


i 4 


Denison Station 


235 


! 3 


Pottsboro and Preston 


33? 


r 2 


Gordonsville Circuit 


171 




Pilot Point Station 


24; 


i 2 


Whitesboro Station 


231 


) 2 



Sherman District ( Continued ). 

I Mem- iLoc'l 





bers. 




474 




362 




320 


Howe Circuit 




Anna Mission 


121 





1 

| 4,6171 



Pr's. 



4 

3 

5 
2 



31 



Gainesville District. 



Gainesville: Denton Street. 

• Broadway 

Mountain Springs Mission.. 

Gainesville Circuit 

Dexter Circuit 

Marysville Circuit 

Valley View Circuit 

Rosston Circuit 

Decatur Station 

Decatur Circuit 

Era Circuit 

Greenwood Mission 

Aurora Mission 

Denton Station 

Denton Mission 

Aubrey Circuit 



Montague District. 



294 f 1 

150 3 



275 5 

221 3 

334 4 

190 1 

200| 3 

275 2 

300 4 

318 1 

211 2 

105 

181 1 
243 1 

225 2 

374 2 



3,896j 



35 





357 


6 






220 


Bowie Circuit 


293 


4 


Bellevue Circuit 


251 


2 




180 


1 


Wichita Falls Station 


239 


1 


Archer Mission 


223 


4 




100 


3 


Post Oak Circuit.. 





323 


1 




348 


6 




”7 


435 


5 




230 






306 


3 


St. .Toe Circuit 




255 


5 






Grafton Circuit... 




285 


2 






Recapitulation. 


| 4,045 

4.616 1 

5,999 


1 43 
29 




44 


28 


Sulphur Springs 
Jefferson 


(4 


6,784 


40 


44 


4.553 


26 


44 




17 


Bonham 


44 


4,820 

4.617 


28 


44 


31 




44 


3.896 


35 


Montague 


44 


4,045 


43 








45,215 


277 


Total last year 




42,217 


279 




Tncren.se 




2,998 




Decrease 


2 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 1,531. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 3,473. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 338. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 2,547. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 21,838. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $5,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $4,698.20. Applied to claimants. 

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Missions? Foreign Missions, $8,979.50; Do- 
mestic Missions, $4,946.95. Total, $13,926.45. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $2,260. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 296; value, $467,749. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 115; value, $99,928. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Southwestern University: Teachers, 
19; students, 484; value of property, $113,- 
000. Central College: Teachers, 10; stu- 
dents, 168; endowment, $13,000; value of 
property, $18,000. North Texas Female Col- 
lege: Teachers, 17; students, 250; value of 
property, $50,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Sherman, Tex. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

DALLAS DISTRICT. 

T. R. Pierce, P. E. 

Dallas: First Church, C. O. Jones. 

Floyd Street, C. N. Riggin. 

Trinity, P. L. Smith. 

Oak Lawn, E. C. McYoy. 

South Dallas, W. F. Clark. 

East Dallas, L. A. Hanson. 4 

Cochran and Caruth, W. H. Stephenson. 
Plano Station, O. S. Thomas. 

McKinney Station, C. B. Fladger. 

Bethel Circuit, M. W. Shearer. 

Frankfort Circuit, J. W. Blackburn. 
Lewisville and Webb Chapel, C. I. McWhir- 
ter. 

Grapevine Circuit, Samuel Weaver. 

Argyle Circuit, Joseph M. Nichols. 

Smithfield Circuit, J. B. Lewis. 

North Fort Worth and Fossil Creek, R. C. 
Hicks. 

Regent of Southwestern University, J. H. 
McLean. 

TERRELL DISTRICT. 

George T. Nichols, P. E. 

Terrell Station, F. A. Rosser. 

Will’s Point Station, W. A. Edwards. 
Kaufman Station, U. B. Phillips. 

Forney Station, R. M. Chenault. 

Mesquite Circuit, J. B. Adair. 

Chisholm Circuit, J. H. White. 

Kemp Circuit, W. E. Jordan. 

Rockwall and Royse, J. H. Reynolds. 
Garland Station, J. M. McKee. 

Poetry Circuit, H. E. Smith. 

Will’s Point Circuit, H. M. Pirtle. 

Pleasant Mound Circuit, D. T. Brown. 
Prairieville Mission, to be supplied (by S. D. 
Cook). 

Mt. Zion Circuit, to be supplied (by A. R. 
Nash). 

Crandall Circuit, to be supplied (by J. A. 
Rogers). 



JEFFERSON DISTRICT. 

O. P. Thomas, P. E. 

Jefferson Station, S. C. Riddle. 

Hughes’ Springs Circuit, J. B. Minnis. 
Coffeeville Circuit, J. D. Hudgins. ( 

Daingerfield Circuit, J. Woodson. 

Atlanta Station, S. A. Ashburn. 

Texarkana Station, R. M. Powers. 

Texarkana Mission, I. S. Smith. 

Queen City Circuit, J. F. Pierce; J. H. Mo- 
Kelvey, Sup. 

Bowie Mission, J. I. Lavender. 

Kildare Circuit, I. M. Brice. 

Linden Circuit, James McDugald. 

Boston Circuit, B. H. Webster. 

Three Springs Mission, J. T. Kirkpatrick. 
Dalby Springs Circuit, W. B. Walker. 

GREENVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. A. Stafford, P. E. 

Greenville Station, I. W. Clark; W. K. Duff^ 
Sup. 

Kingston Circuit, W. M. Robbins. 

Lone Oak Circuit, W. D. Wheeler. 

Emory Mission, J. W. Beckham. 

Roberts Mission, J. L. Angel. 

Floyd Circuit, J. M. Peterson. 

Farmersville Station, J. W. Hill. 

Merit Circuit, Joseph Jameson. 

Celeste and Leonard, Josiah Godbey. 

Weston Circuit, W. R. Manning. 

Nevada Circuit, S. S. Cobb. 

Allen Circuit, I. A. Thomas. 

Anna Mission, Guy A. Jamerson. 

Kyle and Orangeville Mission, C. J. Fowler- 
Wylie Circuit, A. C. Benson. 

SULPHUR SPRINGS DISTRICT. 

W. L. Clifton, P. E. 

Sulphur Springs Station, D. J. Martin. 
Sulphur Bluff Circuit, to be supplied (by~ 
William Taylor). 

Mt. Vernon Circuit, W. A. Coppedge. 

Cooper Circuit, S. W. Jones. 

Commerce and Wesley Chapel, A .W. Gibson- 
Fairlee Circuit, F. C. Mabery. 

Campbell Circuit, J. M. Sweeton. 

Black Jack Grove Circuit, William Hay. 
Leesburg Circuit, J. C. Carr. 

Quitman Circuit, W. T. Morrow. 

Winnsboro Circuit, J. N. Hunter. 

Carrollton Circuit, L. H. McGee. 

Pittsburg Station, W. B. Patterson. 

Mt. Pleasant Station, E. B. Thompson. 
Gilmer Circuit, W. J. Bludworth. 

Barrett Circuit, B. T. Hayes. 

Central College, J. M. Dunn, President- 

PARIS DISTRICT. 

J. R. Wages, P. E. 

Paris : Centenary, P. C. Archer. 

Lamar Avenue, C. E. Lamb. 

Emberson Circuit, I. M. Woodward. 

Roxton Circuit, J. T. Bludworth. 









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Blossom Station, E. S. Williams. 

Pattonville Circuit, C. H. Peele. 

Milton Circuit, J. R. Jones; A. A. Wagnon, 
Sup. 

McKenzie Circuit, B. H. Bounds. 

Deport Circuit, R. N. Brown. 

Woodland Circuit, J. B. Gober. 

Clarksville Station, J. L. Morris. 

Detroit Circuit, M. G. Jenkins. 

Annona Circuit, J. F. Sherwood. 

Powderly Mission, R. R. Nelson. 

Lake Creek Circuit, J. B. Powers. 

Maxey Mission, P. R. Eaglebarger. 

BONHAM DISTRICT. 

J. M. Binkley, P. E. 

Bonham Station, E. W. Alderson. 

Bonham Circuit, T. L. Miller. 

Fannin Circuit, H. K. Agee. 

Gober Circuit, J. S. McKee. 

Dodd City Circuit, C. M. Harless. 

Honey Grove Station, J. R. Allen. 

Petty and White Rock Circuit, C. C. Davis. 
Ladonia Station, A. F. Hendrix. 

Wolfe City Station, E. C. DeJernett. 

Ben Franklin Circuit, J. P. Rodgers. 
Brookston Circuit, T. E. Sherwood. 

Bailey and Randolph, E. M. Murrill. 

Lanius, R. S. Gorsline. 

SHERMAN DISTRICT. 

W. D. Mountcastle, P. E. 

Sherman Station, I. S. Ashburn. 

East Sherman Mission, J. H. Hunter. 
Sherman Circuit, Z. Parker. 

Bell’s and Savoy, J. F. Alderson. 

Van Alstvne Station, J. F. Archer. 

Denison Station, H. O. Moore. 

Pottsboro and Preston, S. Crutchfield. 
Gordonsville Circuit, W. F. Hodnett. 

Pilot Point Station, W. H. Hughes. 
Whitesboro Station, J. C. Weaver. 

Pilot Grove Circuit, L. F. Palmer. 
Collinsville Circuit, W. H. Brown. 
Whitewright and Marvin, J. A. Wyatt. 
Howe Circuit, to be supplied (by T. B. 
Lane). 

North Texas Female College, T. J. Milam, 
Chaplain and Agent. 



GAINESVILLE DISTRICT. 

C. L. Ballard, P. E. 

Gainesville : Denton Street, J. H. Keith ; M- 
H. Neely, Sup. 

Broadway, J. E. Vinson. 

Gainesville Circuit, J. AY. Murphy. 

Dexter Circuit, M. L. Blaylock. 

Marysville Circuit, S. W. Miller. 

Era Circuit, J. C. Moore. 

Rosston Circuit, T. J. Beckham. 

Decatur Station, W. M. Leatherwood. 

Decatur Circuit, S. L. Ball. 

Greenwood Mission, A. W. Clark. 

Aurora Mission, H. P. Shrader. 

Denton Station, W. F. Easterling. 

Denton Circuit, J. AY. Clifton. 

Aubrey Circuit, M. M. Dunn. 

Valley View Circuit, AV. A. Stuckey. 
Mountain Springs Circuit, J. D. Whitehead- 

MONTAGUE DISTRICT. 

W. S. May, P. E. 

Montague and Belcher, W. M. P. Rippey. 
Bowie Station, L. P. Smith. 

Henrietta Station, E. L. Spragins. 

Bellevue Circuit, AV. AY T . Graham. 

Alvord Circuit, L. L. Naugle ; J. R. Randle, 
Sup. 

Sunset Circuit, H. C. Rogers. 

St. Joe Station, S. Nelson. 

Chico Circuit, F. C. Pearson. 

Crafton Circuit, to be supplied (by J. L- 
Yelton). 

Post Oak Circuit, G. C. Hardy. 

Bonita and Illinois Circuit, J. A. Kerr. 
Burlington and Nocona, AV. T. Ayers. 
Wichita Falls Station, F. 0. Miller. 

Holliday Circuit, to be supplied. 

Dye Mound, D. AV. Gardner. 

Cambridge and Doss, L. AV. Harrison. 

Iowa Park Mission, T. J. Minnis. 

Archer City Mission, C. C. AVilliams. 
Benvanue Mission, T. H. Morris. 

J. AV. Adkisson, AV. M. Shelton, C. H. 
Gregory, and Morris Evans transferred to- 
the Northwest Texas Conference. 

E. S. Boyd transferred to the East Texas 
Conference. 

J. A. Lovett transferred to the Indian 
Mission Conference. 



MEMPHIS CONFERENCE. 

Held at Covington, Tenn., Nov. 25-30, 1891. 

Bishop Key, President ; Warner Moore, Secretary. 

Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? E. Brasfield, John C. Wells, Robert P. Witt r 
Answer. John W. Joyner, Llovd T. AVard, Robert S. Harrison. 8. 

Byron C. Roach, Robert W. Nance, Robert Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? AVilliam. 



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E. Sewell, Joseph B. Pearson, Benjamin tinuing to do noble and efficient service as 

B. Thomas, Henry C. Johnson, Janies H. an itinerant preacher for several years. 
Feltz, Theophilus M. Harding, Nathan W. Soon after the war between the States, he 
Lee, Numa R. Waters, William A. Diggs, was transferred from that Conference, and 
Henry M. Tolley, Robert L. Stanley, Alston was received into the Memphis Conference 
L. Dallas, John M. Pickens. 13. in 1871. He settled his family at Ralston, 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? William Tenn., in which section of this Conference 
W. Butler. 1. he filled important appointments, and was 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- an effective and popular preacher and pastor 
nection? William A. Russell, Thaddeus E. for several years. His health declining, and 
Smith, William T. Elmore. 3. overtaken with financial embarrassment, we 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? Henry C. understand he located for a few years ; and 
•Gamble. 1. recovering his health, he again entered the 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer effective ranks, and did efficient work among 
from other Conferences? J. W. Lawrence, us, as a traveling preacher, for a few years, 
from the Southwest Missouri Conference; until in the fall of the year 1887, at Browns- 
T. F. Cason, from the Los Angeles Confer- ville, Tenn., he asked for and received a su- 
ence. 2. perannuated relation, in which relation he 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? died in December, 1890, at Dukedom, Tenn., 
Bedford L. Harris, Lee Sanders, Thomas G. and was buried at Ralston, Tenn., much la- 
Pettigrew. 3. mented by all. He was beloved by his 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are brethren of the ministry, by the Churches 
elected deacons? Thaddeus E. Smith. 1. and communities, for whom and among 
Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- whom he labored. His brethren loved and 
dained deacons? Thaddeus E. Smith. 1. honored him, both on account of his many 
Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected excellent qualities of head and heart, and 
deacons? William E. Sewell, Alcuin F. for his work’s sake. He leaves a wife resid- 
Havnes, William P. Saunders, James F. ing at Dukedom, Tenn. He fought well and 
England, Thomas F. Maxedon, Benjamin B. faithfully life’s battles, won the victory, and 
Thomas, Alston L. Dallas. 7. has entered into the Master’s joy. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? William E. Sewell, Alcuin John Williams was born May 10, 1837, in 

F. Haynes, William P. Saunders, James F. Elizabeth City, N. C., in which place he was 

England, Thomas F. Maxedon, Benjamin B. also reared to manhood. He was the son 
Thomas, Alston L. Dallas. 7. of Samuel and Elizabeth Williams. He em- 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are braced religion and joined the Methodist 
elected elders? Joel B. Knight, John L. Church in his youth. He entered Ran- 
Weaver, George W. Banks, Van D. Humph- dolph -Macon College in 1848 ; graduated and 
rey, Wiley M. Midyett, William Murray. 6. obtained the degree of A.M. in 1852. He 
Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- was given license to practice law and was 
dained elders? Joel B. Knight, John L. admitted to the bar in Elizabeth City, N. C. ; 
Weaver, George W. Banks, Van D. Humph- but after about one year he surrendered his 
rey, Wiley M. Midyett, William Murray. 6. profession and took license to preach the 
Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected gospel in the M. E. Church, South. In 1856 
elders? John W. Wallace, Joseph B. Pear- he accepted a professorship in Murfrees- 
son, William F. Walker, Wm.W. Butler. 4. boro College (N. C.), where he continued, 
Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- filling variously the chairs of Mathematics 
dained elders? Joseph B. Pearson, William and Languages, until the war broke out be- 
F. Walker, William J. House. 3. tween the States, and broke up the institu- 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? tion. He was married, by Rev. C. B. Red- 
None. ick, to Kate Pugh, of Bertie County, N. C., 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? Jere December 21, 1859. He moved to West 
Moss, B. B. Risenhoover, 0. P. Parker, R. Y. Tennessee and settled at Brownsville in 
Taylor, J. W. Knott. 5. September, 1867, and soon founded the Wes- 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? T. L. leyan Female College, of which he was the 
Boswell, J. M. Flatt, James Perry, J. M. honored head for more than twenty years. 
Major, T. P. Holman, John Randle, S. B. He was ordained deacon by Bishop Mc- 
Adams, D. C. Wells, D. M. K. Collins, J. A. Tyeire at Paris, Tenn., in 1868, and elder 
Fife, M. H. Frost, A. H. Thomas, J. A. Rus- by Bishop Wightman in 1872 at Somerville, 
sell, A. N. Sears, E. B. Plumber. 15. Tenn. He was admitted into the traveling 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- connection of the Memphis Conference at 
ing the past year? R. E. Graves, John Wil- Trenton, Tenn., in 1880, and w r as appointed 
liams, John W. Clement. 3. ' to the presidency of the Wesleyan Female 

College continuously thereafter. He died 
R. E. Graves first entered the traveling February 19, 1891. He was an active preach- 
connection of the M. E. Church, South, in er, preaching every opportunity, and always 
the Western Virginia Conference, where he acceptably. He wns a fine preacher, a fine 
was born and reared up to manhood, con- educator, a good and great man. 



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J. W. Clement, a probationer in the Mem- 
phis Conference, died August 12, 1891 , at his 
brother’s residence, near Gleason, Tenn. He 
was the son of Rev. Thomas D. and E. Z. 
•Clement. The deceased was for six years a 
local preacher. He was ordained a deacon 
Rt Fulton, Kv., by Bishop Hendrix, in 1889, 
and was received on trial into the traveling 
connection, M. E. Church, South, as a local 
deacon at the same time and place. He was 
appointed at that Conference to the Lake 
Bluff Mission by Bishop Hendrix, and re- 
turned to the same work by Bishop Duncan 
at the last session of this Conference. This 
young man was, for the most part, educated 
at McTyeire Institute. We are informed by 
the Principal, Rev. Dr. Harrison, that he 
was a faithful and close student, and much 
beloved during his college life by the teach- 
ers and all his fellow-students, and is repre- 
sented as being a practical thinker and 
preacher, much beloved and reverenced by 
all within the circle where he was called to 
move. On his work he was very useful, en- 
dearing himself to his hearers, and rapidly 
built up the Churches he served. He prom- 
ised great usefulness, and as a Conference 
we record his death with much sorrow. He 
died in great triumph, being in full posses- 
sion of his mental powers, and in full assur- 
ance of faith. His last words were words 
of victory, saying: “ Peace, all is peace.” 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Jackson District {Continue J). 

| White | Colorod'T.oo’I 



Mem's. Mem's. IPr's. 



Bradford Circuit... 

Dyer Circuit 

Milan Station 

Milan Circuit 

Pinson Circuit 

Henderson Station 



Union City District. 

Union City Station | 550] 

Union City Circuit 553] 

Hickman Station j 191 

Cayce Station 42 1 

Lake Bluff Mission 233] 

Troy Circuit 249 

Tiptonville Circuit 655 

Columbus Station 95 

Gardner Circuit 520 

Martin and Ralston 344 

Sharon Circuit 526 

Greenfield Circuit 296 

Harris Circuit 433 

Fulton Circuit 610 

Fulton Station 269 

Water Valley Circuit 600 



Brownsville District. 

Brownsville Station 443 

Brownsville Circuit 548 

Bell’s Station 172 

Alamo Circuit 687 

Denmark Circuit .. 402 

Stanton and Mason 154 

Braden Circuit 418 

Somerville Station 135 

Belmont Circuit 373 

Dancyville Circuit 340 

New Castle Circuit 362 

Whiteville Circuit 312 

Toon Circuit 423 

Bolivar Circuit 191 

Wood ville Circuit 430 



Dyershurg District. 



Memphis District. 



White | Colored I I.oo’l 
Mem's. Mem's. jPr’s. 



Dyersburg Circuit 

Hale’s Point Mission 

Curve Circuit 

Ripley and Dnrhamville . 



Memphis: First Church 562 

Central Church 459 

Hernando Street Church 378 

Pennsylvania Avenue Church... 291 i 

City Mission 148] 

Springdale Circuit 338 

Bartlett Circuit 210! 

Longstroet and Stevenson 147 

Germantown and Bethlehem 144 

Collierville Circuit 348 

La Grange Circuit 351 

Williston Circuit 251 

Macon Circuit „ 233 

Arlington and Gratitude 230 

Embury Circuit 297 

Randolph Circuit 600 

Tipton Mission 204 

Middleton Mission 250 



Covington Station 

Covington Circuit 

Mt. Zion and Bethuel. 

Brighton Mission 

Newbern Circuit 

Newbern Station 



Trimble Circuit 

Wilsonville Circuit 

Kenton and Rutherford. 



Jackson District. 

Jackson : First Church [ 

Hayes Avenue 

West Jackson 

City Mission and Lester Chapel. 

Jackson Circuit 

Spring Creek Circuit 

Medina Circuit 

Humboldt Station 

Trenton Station i 

Trenton Circuit J 



5.441 1 | 19 





1 

1 








1 




1 




3 




3 



Paducah District. 

Paducah: Broadway 

Third Street I 

Paducah Circuit 

Woodville Circuit 

Milburn Circuit 

Clinton Station 

Clinton Circuit 

Wickliffe Circuit 

Bard well and Arlington 

Moscow Circuit 

Wingo Circuit 

Mayfield Station 

Mayfield Circuit 

Farmington Circuit 



Benton Circuit. 



331 


1 


2 


357 




1 


199 




2 


559 




5 


411 




1 


475 




2 


270 






191 




3 


307 




1 


309 




1 


130 




2 


546 




3 


208 




1 


870 




4 


256 




2 


475 


1 




232 




2 


6,126 


1 


32 




2 


2301 




214 1 


1 


638i 


3 


425 


6 


219 


1 


595 


3 


203 




445! 




515 


1 


500 


4 


261 


1 


2 


516 




4 


597 




4 


438 




3 


419 





2 


6,875 


1 


1 36 



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Paris District. 



Paris Station 

Paris Circuit 

McKenzie Station 

McKenzie Circuit 

Gleason Circuit 

Dresden Station 

Salem Circuit 

Trezevant Circuit 

Conyersville Cii-cuit 

Manleyville Circuit 

Big Sandy Circuit 

Lynnville Circuit 

Cottage Grove Circuit- 

New Castle Circuit 

Murray Circuit 

Murray and Benton .... 
Wadesboro Circuit 



Whit* | Colored 'Loc'l 



Lexington Station 

Lexington Circuit 

Huntingdon and Long Rock . 

Hollow Rock Circuit 

Camden Circuit 

Sugar Tree Circuit 

Perry ville Mission 

Decaturville Circuit 

Scott’s Hill Mission 

Sardis Circuit 

Mifflin Circuit 

Montezuma Circuit 

Bethel and Falcon 

Cranesville Circuit 

Adamsville Circuit 

Shiloh Circuit 



Memphis District 
Jackson “ 
Union City “ 
Brownsville “ 
Dyersburg “ 
Paducah “ 
Paris “ 

Lexington “ 

Total this year.. 

Total last year.. 



Recapitulation. 



Increase. 









280 




2 


267 






250 




6 


880 




1 


655 






136 






381 




1 


430 




3 


443 


2 


3 


690 




3 


485 






'461 




1 


418 




1 


540 




1 


684 




3 


210 




4 


627 




6 


To 

00 

■si 


2 


35 


140 




4 


552 




2 


156 






436 




7 


608 




4 


400 






120 




4 


661 




1 


419 




5 


340 






386 




1 


422 




7 


183 




2 


344 




4 


655 




2 


480 












6^02 




43 


5,441 




19 






20 


6.907 




41 


5,390 




13 


6.126 


✓ 1 


32 






36 


7,287 


2 


35 


6,302 




43 






50,012 


3 


239 


48,431 


3 


229 


1,581 




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Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 1,105. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 2,782. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 478. 



Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 84; value, $104,990. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? McTyeire Institute : Teachers, 3 ; stu- 
dents, 81 ; value of property, $10,000. Jack- 
son District High School: Students, 130; 
value of property, $4,000. Brownsville Dis- 
trict High School: Teachers, 2; students, 33; 
value of property, $2,500. Dyersburg Dis- 
trict High School: Teacher, 1; students, 30; 
value of property, $6,000. Wesleyan Female 
College: Students, 107; value of property,. 
$3,000. Marvin College : Students, 247 ; val- 
ue of property, $12,000. McFerrin College : 
Students, 200; value of property, $14,000. 
Memphis Conference Female Institute: Stu- 
dents, 166 ; value of property, $40,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Mayfield, Ky. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

MEMPHIS DISTRICT. 

R. H. Mahon. P. E. 

Memphis: First Church, W. G. Miller; J. AV. 
Knott, Sup. 

Central, A. Monk. 

Hernando Street, H. B. Johnston. 
Pennsylvania Avenue, R. M. King. 
Mississippi Avenue, H. C. Johnson. 
Saflarans Street, W. W. Adams. 

Springdale Circuit, W. D. Jenkins ; one to be 
supplied (by J. C. Cason). 

Bartlett Circuit, B. B. Thomas. 

Arlington and Gratitude, J. M. Maxwell. 
Longstreet and Stevenson, R. Y. Blackwell. 
Germantown and Bethlehem, W. J. Carlton. 
Collierville Circuit, G. W. Banks. 

La Grange and Saulsbury, J. P. Walker. 
Middleton Circuit, A. L. Dallas. 

Williston Circuit, S. F. Chambers. 

Embury Circuit, C. D. Hilliard. 

Millington Circuit, John W. Joyner. 

Island No. 35 and Richland, IJ. H. Tolley.. 
Randolph Circuit, J. V. Fly. 

Macon Circuit, R. L. Norman. 

BROWNSVILLE DISTRICT. 



Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 3,408. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 28,301. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $3,500. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $4,412.86. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $10,304.89 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, $2,656.38. Total, $12,961.27. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $2,993.87. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 478; value, $743,545. 



W. C. Johnson, P. E. 

Brownsville Station, J. G. Clark. 

Brownsville Circuit, W. L. Duckworth. 
AVood ville Circuit, G. T. Peeples. 

Bell’s Station, T. G. Pettigrew. 

Alamo Circuit, W. A. Dungan. 

Stanton and Mason, J. R. Hardin. 

Braden Circuit,' J. B. Knight. 

Belmont Circuit, V. D. Humphrey. 
Somerville Station, J. W. Blackard. 

New Castle Circuit, A. S. Taylor; R. V. Tay- 
lor, Sup. 

Danceyville Circuit, M. F. Leake. 

Denmark Circuit, A. C. Smith. 

AVhiteville Circuit, H. J. Turner. 

Toone Circuit, D. A. Ross. 

Bolivar Circuit, W. J. McCoy. 



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JACKSON DISTRICT. 

J. H. Evans , P. E. 

Jackson : First Church, J. W. Lowrance. 
Hayes Avenue, J. M. Scott. 

West Jackson, T. E. Smith. 

City Mission and Lester Chapel, A. L. 
Pritchett. 

Jackson Circuit, Byron C. Roach. 

Humboldt Station, W. G. Hefley. 

Trenton Station, J. H. Roberts. 

Trenton Circuit, J. T. Wiggins; 0. P. Park- 
er, Sup. 

Dyer Circuit, P.'H. Fields. 

Bradford Circuit, B. A. Hayes. 

Milan Station, B. F. Blackmon. 

Milan Circuit, P. G. Throgmorton. 

Pinson Circuit, R. W. Hood. 

Henderson Circuit, T. J. Simmons. 

Lane Institute, T. F. Sanders, Principal. 
Memphis Conference Female Institute, A 
W. Jones, President. 

DYERSBURG DISTRICT. 

A. R. Wilson, P. E. 

Dyersburg Station, J. C. Hooks. 

Dyersburg Circuit, W. T. C. Young. 

Hale’s Point Mission, to be supplied (by A. 
F. Haynes). 

Curve Circuit, E. E. Hamilton. 

Ripley and Durhamville, G. H. Martin. 
Ripley Circuit, W. F. Barrier. 

Henning Circuit, J. H. Cason. 

Covington Station, G. T. Sullivan. 

Covington Circuit, Lloyd T. Ward. 

Mt. Zion and Bethuel, W. A. Cook. 

Brighton Mission, to be supplied (by C. H. 
Atkins). 

Friendship Circuit, T. P. Ramsey. 

Newbern Station, G. W. Evans. 

Newbern Circuit, B. F. Peeples. 

Trimble Circuit, J. E. Treadwell. 

Wilsonville Circuit, J. S. Renshaw. 

Kenton and Rutherford, C. J. Mauldin. 

PARIS DISTRICT. 

W. A. Freeman, P. E. 

Paris Station, N. P. Ramsey. 

Paris Circuit, W. T. Elmore. 

McKenzie Station, S. L. Jewell. 

McKenzie Circuit, M. R. Waters. 

Gleason Circuit, J. H. Witt. 

Trezevant Circuit, Henry C. Gamble. 
Manleyville Circuit, W. M. Midyett. 

Big Sandy Circuit, John C. Wills. 

Faxton Circuit, T. W. Hardin. 

Conyersville Circuit, H. B. Owens. 
Springville Mission, J. H. Garrett. 

Cottage Grove Circuit, Lee Sanders. 
Lvnnville Circuit, C. A. Coleman. 

New Providence Circuit, R. E. Humphrey; 

B. B. Risenhoover, Sup. 

Murray Circuit, J. H. Cole. 

Murray and Benton, T. F. Cason. 

Benton Circuit, J. S. Carl. 

Dexter Circuit, W. A. Diggs. 

Conference Colporter, R. W. Newsom. 



PADUCAH DISTRICT. 

J. M. Spence, P. E. 

Paducah: Broadway, G. W. Wilson. 

Third Street, W. C. Waters. 

Paducah Circuit, W. B. Matthews. 

Woodville Circuit, R. H. Pigue. 

Milburn Circuit, W. J. Naylor. 

Clinton Station, G. K. Brooks. 

Mt. Pleasant Circuit, N. W. Lee. 

Spring Hill and Shiloh, R. L. West. 

Wickliffe Circuit, to be supplied. ! 

Columbus Station, E. B. Graham. 

Moscow Circuit, C. A. Haskill. 

Bardwell and Arlington, M. M. Taylor. 
Wingo Circuit, S. B. Love. 

May held Station, Warner Moore. 

Mayfield Circuit, J. G. Burks. 

Farmington Circuit, C. C. Bell. 

Briensburg Circuit, T. N. Wilkes. 

UNION CITY DISTRICT. 

W. T. Harris, P. E. 

Union City Station, E. B. Ramsey. 

Union City Circuit, A. C. Moore. 

Cayce Circuit, T. J. McGill and F. Bynum. 
Hickman Station, Welborn Mooney. 

Lake Bluff Mission, W. H. Evans. 

Tiptonville Circuit, J. D. Sullivan. 

Troy Circuit, W. O. Lanier. 

Harris Circuit, S. Weaver. 

Fulton Station, W. C. Sellars. 

Fulton Circuit, J. W. Waters. 

Water Valley Circuit, J. T. C. Collins. 
Gardner Circuit, D. M. Evans. 

Martin Station, E. K. Bransford. 

Martin Circuit, J. R. Bell. 

Dresden Station, E. H. Stewart. 

Sharon Circuit, J. A. Moody. 

Greenfield Circuit, R. E. Brasfield. 

LEXINGTON DISTRICT. 

S. H. Williams, P. E. 

Lexington Mission, W. A. RusselL 
Lexington Circuit, J. P. Pearson. 

Mifflin Circuit, J. G. Jones. 

Huntingdon and Long Rock, A. J. Meadera. 
Hollow Rock Circuit, William Murray. 
Camden Circuit, J. L. Weaver. 

Decaturville and Saltillo, J. H. Feltz. 
Decaturville Circuit, Robert S. Harrison. 
Sardis Circuit, B. L. Harris. 

Perryville Mission, J. M. Pickens. 

Sugar Tree Circuit, W. F. Walker. 

Bethel and Falcon, W. E. Sewell. 
Crainesville Circuit, R. L. Stanley. 
Adamsville Circuit, D. L. Hines. 

Shiloh Circuit, N. R. Marr. 

A. J. Wheeler transferred to the Texas 
Conference, and stationed at Richmond. 

W. F. Hamner transferred to the Baltimore 
Conference, and stationed at Roanoke, Va. 

J. C. L. Boehm and R. P. Witt transferred 
to the St. Louis Conference. 

A. L. Prewitt transferred to the Tennessee 
Conference, and stationed at Mt. Olivet. 



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ST. LOUIS CONFERENCE. 

Held at Sikeston, Mo., September 23-28, 1891. 
Bishop Wilson, President ; Henry Hanesworth, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Willis M. Freer, Robert M. Steller, 
William H. Batten, John L. Beard. 4. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? C. Mc- 
Cluer, M. T. Haw, A. H. Russell, F. Eater, 
R. D. Kennedy, W. F. Tatum, A. B. Weaver, 

A. B. Halton, L. M. Lee, E. C. Finley, F. T. 
Threadgill, S. L. Morris. 12. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? John L. 
Carroll. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Felix R. Hill, James E. McGee, 
J. D. Doherty, Caddis S. Mills, John Dod- 
well, William Q. Donnon, Andrew T. Os- 
born, John F. Triplett. 8. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? J. M. Eng- 
land, A. M. Robinson. 2. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? F. W. Tatum, A. 

B. Halton, L. M. Lee, J. C. L. Boehm, from 
the Memphis Conference ; J. B. Reagan, from 
the North Mississippi Conference ; F. Thread- 
gill, from the Holston Conference; J. M. 
Crowe, from the Denver Conference; Z. T. 
McCann, from the Little Rock Conference; 
W. H. Hogan, from the Southwest Missouri 
Conference. 9. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
W. F. Talley, A. B. Grumpier, W. Lowe, A. 
MacFarlane, R. L. Moser, C. M. Threadgill, 
L. L. Pinnell, T. W. Glass, H. M. Eure, A. P. 
Safford, J. W. Oliver, L. L. AVhitehead, C. P. 
Brewer, continued in the class of the third 
year. 13. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? John Dodwell, Andrew T. 
Osborn, William Q. Donnon, James E. Mc- 
Gee. 4. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? John Dodwell, William Q. 
Donnon, Andrew T. Osborn, James E. Mc- 
Gee. 4. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Claude M. Gray, Joseph C. Less- 
ley, John Hanes, Lemuel M. Lee, Pleasant 
Rose, William H. Batten, Taylor Mann, John 
F. Stukenbraker, Ransom M. Reddick, John 

C. Simpson, C. McCluer. 11. The orders of 
Abner Elam, a deacon from the M. E. 
Church, were recognized. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? John Hanes, Ransom M. 
Reddick, Pleasant Rose, Taylor Mann, John 
C. Simpson, Charles McCluer, Joseph C. Less- 
ley, Lemuel M. Lee, William H. Batten, John 
F. Stukenbraker. 10. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 



elected elders? Harry AVhitehead, James 
K. P. Dickson, Isaac AV. Hickam. 3. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? Harry Whitehead, Isaac W. 
Hickam, James K. P. Dickson. 3. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. The orders of Alexander M. 
O’Quinn, an elder from the Missionary Bap- 
tist Church, were recognized. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? J. C. 
Alexander, L. L. A\ T hite*head. 2. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? J. C. 
Barryman, J. C. AVilliams, M. Arrington, C. 
E. DeVinney, J. H. Headlee, J. H. Cox, D. 
J. Marquis, AV. P. Gibson, S. Richmond, A. 
T. Tidwell, W. H. Hogan, J. A. Hyder. 12. 

Ques. 19. AA r hat preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? David F. Renfro, AVil- 
liam R. Babcock, James R. Ledbetter. 3. 

David F. Renfro was born in Franklin 
County, Mo., in 1841; and passed away to 
the better land April 16, 1891. The exact 
period and place of his conversion are to the 
writer unknown. At a camp meeting in the 
State of Texas, when about thirty-five years 
of age, he found the pearl of great price. Up 
to that time he had led a praverless life; but 
thoroughly converted, he became fully con- 
secrated. Soon he became conscious of a 
call to preach, and was licensed by the Quar- 
terly Conference of St. Clair Circuit in 1876. 
He was admitted on trial in the St. Louis 
Conference at Farmington at the session of 
1879. Before this he served acceptably as a 
supply. As a soul-winner Brother Renfro 
was wise above many. Hundreds were con- 
verted under his presentation of the truth 
that saves. As a preacher he w r as strong, 
sound, sensible, and scriptural; and as a 
pastor painstaking and laborious. His life 
flowed on Godward and heavenward, till 
triumphantly he joined the immortals. His 
last words w'erer“ Glory to God, all is well!” 
Thus passed away in the zenith of his power 
and usefulness our friend and brother. 

William Ray Babcock -was born June 1, 
1803, in Washington County, N. Y. In early 
youth he moved with his parents to North- 
ern Ohio. In his nineteenth year he was 
converted and joined the M. E. Church. He 
was licensed to preach June 18, 1825. Two 



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months afterward he entered the itinerancy 
in the Pittsburg Conference; was ordained 
deacon by Bishop George in 1827, and elder 
by Bishop Soule in 1830. In 1834 he was 
transferred to the Genesee Conference. In 
1848 he joined the M. E. Church, South, and 
served acceptably in West Virginia, Ken- 
tucky, and Missouri. He became connected 
with the St. Louis Conference, and served 
the Churches within its bounds for several 
years. For over thirty years he was on the 
superannuated list, hence his labors belong 
largely to the generation past. His afflic- 
tions barred him from the pulpit for many 
years, but he was an excellent preacher, 
spoke rapidly, with power and effect. He 
had a good knowledge of books, and was 
a pleasant writer. In character irreproach- 
able, in deportment amiable, he walked 
with God, having his citizenship in heaven, 
while he dwelt with men. He died of old 
age. His attitude for months had been 
that of w r aiting till his change came. He 
was ready, “ willing to depart and be with 
Christ,” which he felt would be far better. 
He fell on sleep May 27, 1801, on the very 
threshold of his eighty-eighth year. 

James It. Ledbetter was born in Marshall 
County, Tenn., November 22, 1834; was con- 
verted at the age of fifteen, and licensed to 
preach in 1861; remained a local preacher 
till 1872, when he was admitted on trial in 
the St. Louis Annual Conference. He con- 
tinued in the itinerant work till the voice of 
the Master called him to the rest that re- 
mained to the people of God. The last 
charge to which he was assigned by Bishop 
Keener, at the last session of our Conference, 
was the Thayer Circuit. In the spring his 
health failing, he had to relinquish his work 
and seek rest among friends and kindred, 
in the neighborhood of Chapel Hill, Butler 
County. For a time he seemed to be regain- 
ing his lost strength, but on the 7th of Au- 
gust the final attack came upon him, and he 
quietly and patiently suffered till the release 
came. His end was peace. The dayspring 
of the heavenly land broke in upon him at 
2 a.m. of August 13, 1891. As a preacher our 
brother was earnest and zealous. He sung 
as well as preached the gospel of Christ. 
With pathos and power he pleaded with men 
to be reconciled to God, and many were the 
seals of his ministry. Men of greater culture 
and larger gifts failed where he succeeded 
in leading souls to Christ. In the neighbor- 
hood where he passed away especially will 
his memor)' live, for there were many 
sheaves gathered for the heavenly garner. 
In God’s acre at Chapel Hill his mortality 
waits to put on immortality, when death 
shall be swallowed up in victory. His spirit 
is with God who gave it. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 



and their characters examined and passed,, 
except that of C. P. Brewer, whose case was 
referred to his presiding elder for investi- 
gation. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



West St. Louis District. 





White 

Mem's. 


Colored ILoc't 
Mem's. Pr’s. 


First Church 


238 






St. John’s 






2 


Cook Avenue 






2 


Lafayette Park 


387 


i 


2 


Bellefontaine 


172 






Bridgeton 


91 






EderT. 


41 


2 


2 


Mt. Zion 


101 




1 


Kirkwood 


147 




1 


Meramec Circuit 


125 






Labadie 


122 






Manchester 


66 








33 






St. Clair 


159 






Washington 


111 






New Haven 


104 






Immanuel 


57 






Ferguson '. 


37 1 






Clavton 


40 








3,049 


3 


10 



South St. Louis District. 



Centenary 

St. Paul’s 

Marvin Chapel and Victor Street.. 

Carondelet 

Hematite 

Plattin Circuit 

He Soto 

Potosi 

Bonne Terre .. 

Caledonia and Irondale 

Libertyville Circuit * 

Arcadia 

Belleview 

Farmington 

Farmington Circuit 

Taylor Avenue 



Charleston District. 



1,396 

359 

296 

71 




12 

2 


214 






182 




2 


218 




1 


161 




2 


352 

164 




1 


221 




1 


106 




1 


381 

181 




1 


416 




3 


93 




1 


4,8571 


27 



Charleston 

Charleston Circuit 

Locust Grove Circuit 

Bertrand Circuit 

New Madrid 

Point Pleasant Circuit . 

Morley Circuit 

Commerce Circuit 

Sikeston 

Lutesville Circuit 

Jackson 

Pocahontas Circuit 

Caruthersville Circuit. . 

Gayoso Circuit 

Cape Girardeau 

York Chapel 

Oak Ridge Circuit 

Fredericktown 

Marquand Circuit 

Sikeston Mission 



315 . 
287 . 
155 . 
435 . 
83 . 
425 . 
545 . 
266 . 
230 . 
777 . 
186 . 
283 . 
379 . 
322 . 
232 . 
209 , 
408 
238 
358 
90 



Poplar Bluff District. 



6,223 



37 



Poplar Bluff... 


96 




Dexter 


69 




Bloomfield Circuit 


346 




Clarkton Circuit..... 


289 




Kennett Circuit 


332 


21 




437 






284 




St. Francois Circuit 


389 


1 


Greenville Circuit 


170 


4 



3 



>64 



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if - 



if 






Poplar Bluff District ( Continued ). 



Poplar Bluff Circuit... 
'Williamsville Cii’cuit. 

Piedmont Circuit 

Centerville Circuit...., 
Tan Buren Circuit .... 

Doniphan Circuit 

Fair Dealing Circuit . 



Salem District. 



Salem and Steelville 

Cuba Circuit 

Sullivan Circuit 

St. James Circuit 

Houston Circuit 

Summerville Circuit 

Salem Circuit 

Licking Circuit 

Lane's Praii’ie Circuit.... 

"West Plains 

West Plains Circuit 

Alton 

Current River Circuit.... 
Willow Springs Circuit. 

Birch Tree Circuit 

Thayer Circuit 

Pike Creek Circuit 

Peace Valley Circuit 

Richwoods Circuit 



• Recapitulation 



White 


Colored 


r.oc’1 


Mem’s. 


Mem’s. 


Pr’s. 


2S0 




3 


244 




1 


153 




1 


156 




3 


294 




1 


229 




3 


299 




2 


4,067 


26 


27 


103 




1 


158 




1 


164 


1 




185 




1 


240 




1 


350 






290 




1 


284 




1 


158 




1 


137 




3 


245 




4 


419 




1 


228 




2 


261 




5 


369 




5 


143 






. 20t 




1 


218 




1 


17S 




2 








4,337 


1 


31 



West St. Louis District 
South St. Louis “ 

Charleston “ 

Poplar Bluff “ 

Salem “ 

Total this year 

t Total last year 

Increase 

Decrease 



3,049 


3 


10 


4,857 




27 


6,223 




37 


4,067 


26 


27 


4,337 


1 


31 


22,533 


30 


132 


20,314 


8 


133 


2,219 


22 


..... 



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Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 966. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,827. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 279. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 2,088. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 18,139. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $5,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $3,290.53. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $5,078.10; Do- 
mestic Missions, $2,708.20. Total, $7,786.30. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $1,574.75. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 212} ; value, $599,430. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 57 ; value, $59,810. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Bellevue Collegiate Institute, Caledo- 
nia, Mo. : Teachers, 5 ; students, 127 ; value 



of property, $18,000, together with a joint 
interest in Central College, Fayette, Mo., and 
Central Female College, Lexington, Mo., in 
common with the Missouri and Southwest 
Missouri Conferences. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Kirkwood, Mo. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

S 

WEST ST. LOUIS DISTRICT. 

T. M. Finney, P. E. 

First Church, B. Carradine. 

St. John’s, J. Matthews. 

Cook Avenue, B. M. Messick. 

Lafayette Park, E. B. Chappell. 

Bellefontaine, C. M. ThreadgilL 
Bridgeton, J. W. Robinson. 

Mt. Auburn, to be supplied. 

Mt. Zion, J. C. L. Boehm. 

Kirkwood, H. Hanesworth. 

Meramec Circuit, J. M. England. 

Labadie Circuit, S. W. Emery. 

Manchester, M. T. Haw. 

Fenton, A. C. Johnson. 

Washington, F. R. Hill. 

New Haven, J. E. McGee. 

Immanuel, C. McCluer. 

Clayton, J. F. Triplett. 

Ferguson, to be supplied. 

St. Clair, W. H. Blalock. 

Superintendent American Bible Society, J. 
W. Lewis. 

SOUTH ST. LOUIS DISTRICT. 

W. R. Mays , P. E. 

Centenary, S. H. Werlein. 

St. Paul’s, C. L. Smith. 

Marvin, J. H. Early. 

Carondelet, C. P. Marchman. 

Beckville, to be supplied. 

Taylor Avenue, to be supplied. 

Hematite Circuit, J. H. Brendle. 

Festus, J. Stephan. 

Plattin Circuit, A. H. Russell. 

De Soto, L. F. Aspley. 

Potosi, J. R. Eddlemon. 

Bonne Terre, F. M. Totten. 

Caledonia and Irondale, G. W. Nollner. 
Libertyville Circuit, A. M. Robinson. 
Arcadia, H. Whitehead. 

Belleview, W. S. Tyler. 

Farmington, C. E. W. Smith. 

Farmington Circuit, G. H. Adams. 

St. Louis Christian Advocate, D. R. McAnally, 
Editor. 

Bellevue Collegiate Institute, W. E. Boggs, 
President. 

Missionary to Japan, J. M. Rollins. 

CHARLESTON DISTRICT. 

J. T. Kendall, P. E. 

Charleston, J. F. Goldman. 

Charleston Circuit, to be supplied (by T. J. 
Lightfoot). 






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"Locust Grove Mission, to be supplied (by W. 
M. Holland and P. Rose). 

Bertrand and Hibbard, AV. Lowe and R. D. 
Kennedy. 

New Madrid, A. B. Crumpler. 

Point Pleasant Circuit, A. MacFarlane. 

Morley and Benton, R. A. McClintock and 
A. B. Weaver. 

Commerce and Oran, E. J. Rinkel and F. 
W. Tatum. 

Sikeston, J. M. Crowe. 

Marble Hill and Lutesville, H. M. Eure and 
T. F. Threadgill. 

Jackson, J. L. Batten. 

Pocahontas and Egypt Mills, W. M. Freer 
and W. C. Enochs. 

Caruthersville Circuit, C. R. Snow; one to 
be supplied (by M. M. Blaese). 

Cayoso Circuit, A. T. Osborn; one to be sup- 
plied (by R. B. Ruddle). 

Cape Girardeau, V. J. Millis; J. C. Alexan- 
der, Sup. 

York Chapel Circuit, to be supplied (by F. 
F. English). 

Oak Ridge Circuit, A. P. Safford ; one to be 
supplied (by W. M. Burgett). 

Fredericktown, J. K. P. Dickson. 

Marquand, J. A. Russell. 

Sikeston and New Madrid Mission, J. W. Ol- 
iver; one to be supplied (by T. C. Cooksie). 

POPLAR BLUFF DISTRICT. 

A. J. Green, P. E. 

Poplar Bluff, to be supplied. 

Dexter and Malden, Z. T. McCann. 

Bloomfield Circuit, S. L. Morris. 

Clarkston Circuit, E. C. Finley. 

Kennett Circuit, W. F. Young. 

•Grand Prairie Circuit, R. Walton. 

Piketon Circuit, J. D. Doherty. 

Walnut Grove Circuit, W. F. Talley. 

Greenville Circuit, T. W. Glass. 

Poplar Bluff Circuit, L. M. Lee. 

Williamsville and Grandin, J. Dodwell; one 
to be supplied. 

Piedmont Circuit, T. B. Reagan. 

Centerville Circuit, C. S. Mills. 



Barnesville Circuit, W. H. Paschall. 
Doniphan Circuit, S. C. Biffie. 

Fair Dealing Circuit, A. B. Halton. 

SALEM DISTRICT. 

H. A. Smith, P. E. 

Salem and Steel ville, R. L. Moser; one to be 
supplied (by Taylor Mann). 

Cuba Circuit, John F. Stukenbraker. 

Sullivan Circuit, L. W. Pickens. 

St. James Circuit, AA r . Q. Donnon. 

Houston Circuit, J. K. Matthews. 
Summerville Circuit, to be supplied (by J. 
C. Simpson). 

Salem Circuit, I. A\ r . Hickam; one to be sup- 
plied. 

Licking Circuit, T. Lord. 

Lane’s Prairie Circuit, to be supplied (by R. 
M. Reddick). 

AVest Plains, R. F. Chew; one to be sup- 
plied (by C. AY. Orvis). 

Moody Circuit, J. C. Davis. 

Alton Circuit, to be supplied (by A. M. 

O’Quinn); L. L. AVhitehead, Sup. 

Current River Circuit, AV. H. Batten. 

Willow Springs Circuit, to be supplied (by 
S. F. Shelton). 

Birch Tree Circuit, R. M. Stellar. 

Garfield, to be supplied. 

Thayer and AVillow Springs, L. L. Pinnell. 
Pike Creek Circuit, F. Eaker. 

Peace Yallev Circuit, to be supplied (by 
George D. Davis). 

Rich wood Circuit, J. L. Beard. 

C. M. Ledbetter transferred to the Missouri 
Conference, and appointed to Moberlv. 

J. A. Hyder transferred to the Missouri 
Conference. 

W. B. North transferred to the Southwest 
Missouri Conference, and appointed to Se- 
dalia. 

H. I. Stephens transferred to the Balti- 
more Conference, and appointed to Calvary 
Station, Baltimore. 

D. A. Watkins transferred to the North 
Carolina Conference. 



NORTH MISSISSIPPI CONFERENCE. 
Held at Macon, Miss., December 2-7, 1891. 



Bishop Hendrix, President; J. S. Oakley, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Lee M. Lipscomb, Thomas B. Clif- 
ford, Stephen L. Boyd, AYilliam D. Bur- 
roughs, AYilliam L. Graves, James A. Poe, 

5 



William A. Clark, John H. Rogers, William 
F. Rogers, James L. Bowling, James M. Da- 
venport, AYilliam A. Bowlin. 12. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? B. P. Jaco, 



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A. T. Back, E. E. Lewi?, R. A. Meek, J. W. mitted on trial into the Alabama Confer- 
Ramsey. 5. ence, in session at Columbus, Miss. He was 

Ques*. 3. Who are discontinued? J. R. received into full connection February 28 r 
Rodgers, B. R. Young — at their own re- 1846, in Mobile, Ala., and at the same Con- 
quest. 2. ference was ordained deacon by Bishop J. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- O. Andrew. He was ordained elder at Mont- 
nection? C. W. Perkins, George H. Lips- gomery, Ala., in December, 1847, by Bishop 
comb, R. 0. Brown, J. C. Mimms, W. T. Robert Paine. He was an effective itinerant 
Burk, J. C. Park, H. C. Edmondson. 7. Methodist preacher for forty-five years, and 
Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. a superannuate something over two years.. 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer An itinerant preacher for a little more than 
from other Conferences? J. W. Treadwell, forty-seven years! During this long minis- 
from the Indian Mission Conference. 1. terial career he served the Church in various 
Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? important appointments, on circuits, stations,. 
R. C. Morehead, H. P. Gibbs, H. M. Young, and districts. Among the more important 
H. P. Crowe, T. B. Hargrove, R. H. B. Glad- charges served by him were Marion, Tuske- 
ney, W. H. Sanders, J. T. Howell, J. W. gee, and Greensboro Stations, in Alabama; 
Treadwell, W. W. Moss, B. B. Sullivan. 11. Franklin Street Church, Mobile, Ala.; also 
Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are Columbus Station and Kosciusko and Du- 
elected deacons? Clarence W. Perkins, Jo- rant, in Mississippi. Beside these and other 
siah C. Mimms, George H. Lipscomb, Rich- charges, he served several districts, being a. 
ard 0. Brown, William J. Burk, John C. presiding elder for a number of years. From 
Park. 6. 1851 to 1854 he was a professor in Centenary 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- Institute, at Summerfield, Ala., and Presi- 
dained deacons? Clarence W. Perkins, Jo- dent of Greeensboro Female College in 1867. 
siah C. Mimms, George H. Lipscomb, Rich- In his early manhood lie bad prepared him- 
ardson 0. Brown, William J. Burk, John C. self for the legal profession, and had already 
Park. 6. entered upon the same, when, hearing the 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected call of the Master, he abandoned his chosen 
deacons? James M. Webster, William A. profession to follow the higher vocation of a 
Bruner, Lee M. Lipscomb, Columbus W. minister of the gospel of Christ. Brother 
Patterson, William W. Edge, James L. Bowl- Ramsey was a preacher of the Wesleyan 
ing. 0. type. His carefully prepared sermons along 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- the lines of doctrinal and practical religion 
dained deacons? James M. Webster, Will- were delivered with zeal and earnestness, 
iam A. Bruner, Lee M. Lipscomb, Columbus In official w r ork and administration he was 
W. Patterson, William W. Edge, James L. prompt, energetic, and true. He did his 
Bowling. 6. w r ork faithfully and well. As a presiding 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are elder his intercourse with the brethren was 
elected elders? M. D. Fly, orders recognized kindly and pleasant. He was considerate 
from the Methodist Free Church. 1. toward his preachers, and won them as his 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- friends. He was a man of decided convic- 
dained elders? None. tions and was courageous and ready in the 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected expression of his opinions. He took an act- 
elders? None. ive part in the work of the Conference ses- 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- sions, and his voice was often heard in ear- 
dained elders? None. nest debate on the floor of the Conference. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? J. In public life he was dignified and courte- 
A. Whitehurst, C. R. A. Brankley, A. B. ous, and in the social circle affable without 
Dearing — at their own request. 3. frivolity. He was one of nature’s noblemen, 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? W. and never lowered his knightly crest to an y- 
S. Harrison, D. M. Cogdell, J. W. Bates. 3. thing beneath the character of a Christian 
Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? S. B. gentleman or the calling of the gospel min- 
Carson, J. H. Brooks, T. J. Lowry, A. A. ister. At the close of the year 1S88 he re- 
Houston, J. M. Hampton, S. A. Ellis, W. R. luctantly retired from the effective ranks, 
Rainey, C. N. Terry. 8. and from that time to the close of his life, 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- something over two years, he quietly ac- 
ing the past year? T. Y. Ramsey, G. W. cepted the relation of a superannuated 
Brown, C. H. Owen, J. T. Moody. 4. preacher. Two years ago he attended his 

last Conference session at Holly Springs. 
Thomas Yancy Ramsey, son of Ambrose Brethren will remember the manifestation 
K. and Ann G. Ramsey, was born in Chatham of maturing and mellowed Christian life 
County, N. C., September 2, 1818. He was a which he gave as he spoke in the love feast 
graduate of the University of Alabama, and at that session. Declining health forbade 
was converted at the same place in October, his attendance at the session of our Confer- 
1838. He was licensed to preach at Demop- ence in Grenada last year. Returning from 
olis, Ala., November, 18, 1843, by Dr. Jesse tbe Conference, I called upon him at his 
Boring. On December 27, 1843, he was ad- home. He greatly appreciated the visits of 



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liis brethren. I found him much enfeebled 
in body, yet the same courteous and affable 
Christian gentleman I had long known him 
to be. He seemed to apprehend that his 
life’s work was well-nigh done. Accompa- 
nying me to the door, lie took leave of me, 
asking to be remembered at the throne of 
grace, and spoke hopefully of his spiritual 
prospects. This was in December. On the 
15th of March following, he died at his 
home, and in the midst of his family, at 
Durant, Miss. His end was peace. 

George W. Brown was born in Pickens 
County, Ala. About 1852 he was admitted 
on trial as a traveling preacher into the Ala- 
bama Conference, and he continued a mem- 
ber of said Conference, serving various cir- 
cuits and one district, up to the formation 
of the North Mississippi Conference, at 
which time he was in charge of the Craw- 
ford Circuit, and thus became a member of 
this Conference. From that time up to 1890 
he continued to render faithful and efficient 
service in all the fields to which he was as- 
signed. We perhaps had not a more conse- 
crated man among us than Brother Brown. 
He loved God and humanity fervently, and 
his heart, mind, and strength were devoted 
to the glory of the one and the salvation of 
the other. He was strictly and emphatically 
a man of one work. Modesty, gentleness, 
and amiability were leading and prominent 
traits of his character. He was a close stu- 
dent of the Word of God and the standard 
works of theology, and had a clear and well- 
defined conception of the plan of salvation, 
and his sermons were sound and forcible 
presentations of Christianity. His own lov- 
ing heart melted under the gentle touches 
of divine truth as he presented it to others, 
while they were made to realize the fact 
that it was “ the power of God unto salva- 
tion to every one that believeth.” Perhaps 
we might well hesitate to say that Brother 
Brown was a popular preacher in the ordi- 
nary acceptation of that language, but we 
can unhesitatingly say that he was some- 
thing far better — he was a much loved 
preacher. In proof of this statement stands 
the fact that twelve out of twenty years of 
his ministry in our Conference were spent 
► * on the West Circuit, where his name is to- 

day “ as ointment poured forth.” He was 
not only noted as a soul winner, but also as 
a temple builder. Some of our neatest 
churches stand as monuments of this fact. 
Such was the state of his own health, and 
that of his devoted wife, that he was unable 
to do the work assigned him for 1890, and 
at the close of the year he asked and ob- 
tained a superannuated relation. The pic- 
ture of his affectionate farewell to his breth- 
ren as he left the seat of Conference to return 
to his native Alabama lingers on the pages 
of memory yet. As a token of their tender 
regard for him and his dear wife, the citizens 
of Durant, where he had spent four years of 



Conference , 1891. 

his ministr) r , and in which was the home of 
his dear friend and our now sainted T. V. 
Ramsey, had built him a comfortable house, 
which was about completed when the news 
of his death came. They had hoped to have 
him spend the remnant of his days among 
them, but his heavenly Father, who loved 
him infinitely above human capacity to love, 
said, “It is enough; come up higher,” and 
at once admitted him into “a house not 
made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” 

It was a striking coincidence that the day 
of Brother Ramsey’s funeral should be that 
of Brother Brown’s death. They were de- 
voted friends in life, and were hardly sepa- 
rated in death. A brother said that he could 
imagine Brother Brown as he reached heav- 
en, and on finding Brother Ramsey there, 
as saying: “Why, Brother Ramsey, I did 
not know that you had come.” He died in 
Sumter County, Ala., March 16, 1891. 

Charles Harris Owen, son of Joshua 
David and Fannie Owen, was born in De 
Soto County, Miss., January 19, 1860, and 
was the ninth of twelve children. His fa- 
ther and mother were both earnest Chris- 
tians, and they began in his childhood to 
teach him the true principles of Christian 
living. How well they succeeded his life 
clearly shows. He was converted to God 
and joined the M. E. Church, South, in his 
thirteenth or fourteenth year. Though im- 
pressed at an early age of his call to the 
ministry, he resisted it for awhile, “fear- 
ing,” he said, “that it was presumption.” 

At the age of twenty-one, however, he over- 
came his fears and doubts, and consecrated 
himself fully to God. He was licensed to 
preach by the Quarterly Conference of Chu- 
lahoma Circuit July 16, 1881, W. P. Barton, 
presiding elder. In the fall of the same 
year he entered Vanderbilt University as a 
theologue, where he spent two years prose- 
cuting a theological course. Here he made 
a good record, and was spoken of afterward 
by his professors as a young man talented 
and studious. In November, 1883, by the 
North Mississippi Conference, he was ad- 
mitted on trial into the traveling connec- 
tion; was admitted into full connection and 
ordained deacon by Bishop Hargrove De- 
cember 6, 1885; was ordained elder by 
Bishop Keener November 20, 1887. The 
first appointment he received from the 
Conference was Stoneville Circuit. While 
en route to his charge he was notified that 
he was changed to the Horn Lake Circnit. 

He went to this charge and commenced 
work. Here he received a letter stating 
that he had been changed again, this time 
to Iuka Circuit. Though mortified and 
hurt by these changes, he went to his last 
appointment and labored zealously, accoro- p 
plishing much good. More than one hun- 
dred souls were converted and added to the * 
Church under his ministry during this year. 
The following year he was returned, and 



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lie served the people faithfully. After this 
he served the following charges: In 1886, 
Mt. Pleasant; 1887, Early Grove; 1888, Fai- 
sonia; 1889, Friar’s Point; 1890-91, Bolivar. 
He died in the parsonage, October 15, 1991, 
a victim of that dreaded disease, hematuria. 
On October 21, 1886, he was happily mar- 
ried to Miss Rufie Ivy. His wife was truly 
a helpmeet to him, and she stood by his 
side to encourage and cheer him with her 
counsel and love until he breathed his last. 
Their home was blessed with two children, 
whom he has left as a solace and comfort to 
their mother, his grief-stricken widow. Of 
him it is eminently true that “he at once 
ceased to labor and to live.” From a pro- 
tracted meeting he went to his bed, from 
which he never rose. His whole heart was 
in his work, and his only desire was to glo- 
rify God and advance his cause. He con- 
tinually sought opportunity to do good that 
he might help fallen humanity. As a pas- 
tor he visited, knew, and loved his people. 
He knew and called the children by name. 
They loved him because they knew and saw 
his love for them. By the sick bed he sat, 
and with Christian words he cheered to hope 
and faith the sufferer. To the broken-heart- 
ed and disconsolate he was comfort and con- 
solation. The penitent and sinner found in 
him a guide and counselor. The Christian 
knew him as a companion. In the pulpit 
he was plain, earnest, and forcible. He stud- 
ied to know what and how to preach. His 
sermons were made after much hard work 
and fervent, agonizing prayer. To his pulpit 
he went from his closet. He prayed much, 
read much, and thought much. Sin he de- 
nounced in uncompromising terms. He saw 
in its black, hideous deformity the enemy of 
light and life and purity in mark To him 
•sin was a leprous disease, infested with can- 
cerous sores, bringing sorrow and suffering 
and death, and contaminating whatever it 
touched. To the Christian he was all peace 
and love and gentleness. What words of joy 
he spoke! How rich and mellow his ex- 
perience! “In him was life” — the life he 
had received from Christ. Brother Owen 
■was a man of much promise. Had he lived, 
he might well have worn the mantle of the 
•elder. With a broad, clear mind, a ripe 
heart, and thoroughly consecrated soul, he 
could have accomplished much for God. 
But he is gone. We see him no more. He 
does not answer to roll call. We miss him. 
The Omnipotent works, the Omniscient di- 
rects, a loving Father is in it all; and the 
end is good. Shall we ask how he died? It 
is useless. His faith in life was his faith in 
death: his Christ in life was his Christ in 
death. Willing? Yes, he was willing to go. 
•“ I would like to stay and preach more ; but 
if God wants me, I am ready to go,” he said. 
'Conscious up to within a short while of his 
death, he never uttered a sound save of res- 
ignation and content. “It is not far to 
fceaven,” he said, and with this fresh on his 



lips he passed through its gates to enjoy its 
blessedness. 

Jesse T. Moody, son of Robert and Mary 
A. Moody, was born in Gordon County, Ga., 
November 11, 1850; was converted in Drew 
County, Ark., in 1863; licensed to preach in 
May, 1876; admitted on trial into the North 
Mississippi Conference at Sardis in Novem- 
ber, 1876; ordained deacon by Bishop Paine 
in Macon, Miss., in December, 1878; or- 
dained elder by Bishop Paine in Columbus, 
Miss., in 1880. Brother Moody filled the 
following appointments with acceptability 
and usefulness: In 1878-79, Austin and 
Trotters; 1880-81, Louisville Circuit; 1882- 
85, New Salem Circuit; 1886-89, Bylialia 
and Victoria; 1890-91, Kosciusko and Du- 
rant Station. These years of his itinerancy 
were periods which marked in an eminent 
degree his fitness for the work to which 
God had called him. The Churches grew 
and multiplied under his leadership, and it 
was a matter of just pride — the glory of his 
Methodist preacherhood — that he always 
left his charge with a better equipment in 
all the material and spiritual resources than 
he found it. With characteristic zeal and fi- 
delity he addressed himself to each and ev- 
ery department of Church work ; the one, as 
important, if it was for the glory of God, as 
the other, and nothing had commerce with 
Jesse Moody that did not tend to the glory 
of his God. If he is to start on a mission of 
mercy to a poor unfortunate member of his 
charge, the prayer closet is the point of his 
departure to the humble abode of the suf- 
ferer. If he goes — as often, duty impelled, 
he did — to administer a rebuke to an offend- 
er, the prayer place would be sought, and on 
bended knees he would talk with his sover- 
eign Lord. On such occasions the afflatus 
divine would rest upon him ; and to the suf- 
fering saint the ministry of our beloved 
Moody was as gentle as mercy, and to the ob- 
durant offender as firm as justice. Brother 
Moody was a bright and illustrious example 
of the power of the grace of God to save 
man, and to supply adequate resources to 
meet the exigencies of the soul’s need. By 
nature bold and independent, with a strong 
will power, which under any attempted co- 
ercive measures would become obstinate 
and defiant in the presence of even consti- 
tuted authority, and selfish to the last de- 
gree, yet grace — that most wonderful divine 
contrivance to save rebellious man — so tamed 
the imperious force of his wild nature, and 
curbed, just long enough to subdue, the ob- 
stinacy of the will, that all these natural 
forces were converted from the evil and to 
the good. The strength of plan and purpose 
is now seen to be an adjustment to God’s 
plan and purpose, as that plan and purpose 
is revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord. He 
can stand now with an independent — yea, a 
free — spirit, but it is an advocate for the truth 
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not diminished in the least, but it takes on 
this definite form of expression: “Not my 
will, but thine be done.” The selfishness 
changed into that other self — the brother- 
hood — and now, so changed, yet the same, 
self is forgotten in the one unselfish purpose 
to live for others and, if need be, to die for 
others, which he literally did. Brother 
Moody coveted such a death as heaven 
gave him. He would cease at once to work 
and live. We have alluded to the rich re- 
sults of his ministry in the upbuilding of the 
Church wherever in the providence of God 
he was called to labor. But there was a 
constant growth and development in his 
own personal experience of the riches of 
grace. He asked for large measures of grace, 
that he might be better equipped for the 
work of the ministry. God, for Christ’s 
sake, granted his servant’s request. Our 
brother asked largely and received in full 
measure. Brother Moody’s pulpit was never 
converted into a stage for mimic show ; nor 
did he ever invest any gospel theme with 
anything that was fictitious. No so-called 
“ legitimate drama,” with its accompanying 
scenic acts, drew the vulgar crowd to Moody’s 
church. The gospel themes of repentance, 
justification, witness of the spirit in regen- 
eration and adoption — these were the fruit- 
ful subjects for pulpit discussion. Brother 
Moody was liberal in the allowance of time 
for study and pulpit preparation. The call 
to preach meant a call to prepare, and each 
Sabbath day’s work evinced thoughtful, 
prayerful preparation. No speculation in- 
dulged in ever left a hearer in doubt as to 
Moody’s confidence in the certainties of the 
gospel which he preached. Brother Moody 
was happily mated. His marriage to Miss 
Rubie Patton in 1878 was, under God, a great 
blessing. She and three little girls are left 
to us — our special care — for Brother Moody 
left them a trust to us. To us he died all 
too soon. Our selfishness so decides; but 
God makes no mistakes; and tbe beautiful 
ministerial life was all the brighter in the 
last hour. His last illness was long and 
painful, but he was ready, and when the 
summons came to cross over the death-roll- 
ing tide, though delirium had seized him, 
yet he was ready. After lifting his soul 
to God in prayer that Jesus would go 
with him, the dying preacher’s prayer was 
answ 7 ered from "the heavens, and then the 
song burst was a pean of victory w hich even 
the chilling mist from the river of death 
could not repress. “ How firm a foundation, 
ye saints of the Lord,” was our Moody’s 
coronation hymn. Brother Moody passed 
peacefully to his reward November 20, 1891, 
in Kosciusko, Miss., after a lingering illness 
of typhoid pneumonia. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed, 



except that of W. T. Barnett, whose case 
was referred to the presiding elder of the 
Sardis District for investigation. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Sardvs District. 





White 

Mem's. 


Colored 

Mem’s. 


Loo't 

Pr’s. 




160 








240 








116 








271 








140 






Hernando and Coldwater 


190 








257 








337 




1 




454 




2 




409 




2 




138 


::::::::: 






516 




& 






::::::::: 






318| 


1 




252] 






4,0721 


12 



Grenada District. 
Grenada Station 


256 

362 

365 

338 

426 




i 

3 

4 


Water Valley Station 










225 




1 




132 




<> 




322 




1 




500 


I 


i 1 




512 




(> 




336 




3 




109] ] 






38l i 






103! 


1 




602 i 


5 




396 ! 


4 


Tillatoba 


336 


2 




460! 


1 


Cherry Hill 


251 ! 


3: 




i 6.067, 1 


3S 


Winona District. 








1881 








' 447 1 




2 




337 




1 




197 








177 








450 




3 




569 




s 




152 




1 




177 






Ebenezer 


309 




2 




264 




2 




362 


| 


2 


Sallis 


603 




1 




424 




2 




491 




2 




517 








j 401 




5 




180 




1 




6,243 


1 


27 



Columbus District. 





425 




2 




510 




2 




587 




a 




265 








259 








175 








92' 




MashnlavilI-3 — 


276 


1 


i 




469 


i 




241 1 


i 




267] 












276' 






253] 




West Point Station 


236 1 


i 



1 






70 



North Mississippi Conference , 1891. 



Columbus District ( Continued ). 





White 

Mem's. 


Colored 

Mem's. 


Loc'l 

Pr's. 




84 






Tampico 


152 1 






Maben 


413 




2 


Chester 






1 


Sturgis 


604 


i 


2 




6,244 


2 


13 


Aberdeen District 








Aberdeen Station 


387 




1 


Okolona Station 


187 







Okolona Circuit 

Tupelo Station 

Verona Station 

Prairie Circuit 

Buena Vista 

Sparta 

Pontotoc 

Houston and Wesley ... 

Shannon 

Nettleton 

Saltillo 

Tremont 

Fulton and Smithville. 

Athens Circuit 

Ebenezer 



281 
149 
100 
162 
408 
662 
453 
313 
525 
8501 
692 1 
855 
813 
545 
312 



Corinth District. 



Corinth Station 

Corinth Circuit 

Iuka Station 

Iuka Circuit 

Harmony 

Kossuth 

Blackland 

Jonesboro 

Ripley and New Albany 

Ripley Circuit 

Boonville and Rienzi 

Guntown 

Blue Spi'ings 

New Albany Circuit 

Marietta 

Pleasant Ridge 



7,694 

300 
545 
239 
451 
343 
284 
465 
442 
206 
426 

301 
638 
22x 
602 
574 
504 



6,548 



Holly Springs District. 



Holly Springs Station 
Holly Springs Circuit . 

Pine' Mountain 

Byhalia 

Mt. Pleasant 

Olive Branch 

Early Grove 

Ashland 

Red Banks 

Shawnee 

Comersville 

Shelby Creek 

Myrtle 



252 

207 

261 

400 

332 

198 

129 

258 

135 

168 

214 

152 

365 



Greenville District. 



3,071 



Greenville Station 

Eeland and Lake Lee 

Areola and Hollandale 

Indianola and Faisonia 

Shaw and New Salem 

Cleveland and Shelby 

Australia and Friendship!., 

Clarksdale Station 

Jonestown Station 

Dublin and Brooklyn 

Belen 

Tunica and Lula 

Friar’s Point Station 

Rosedale Station 

Concordia Station 

Bolivar and Benoit 

Lehrton Mission 

Coahoma and Bonn’s 



309 

46| 

83 

151 

129 

153 

48 

119 

86 

129 
94 
80 
60 
58 
52 
28 

130 
39 

1.794' 



30 



27 



10 



Eecapilulation. 





WhUe 

Mem's. 


Colored I.oo’l 
Mem's. Pr's. 


Sardis District 


4,072 

6,067 

6.243 

6.244 
7,694 
6,548 
3,071 
1,794 




12 

38 

27 

13 

30 

27 

10 

2 


Grenada u 




Winona “ 




Columbus w 


2 




Corinth “ * 




Hollv Springs “ 




Greenville ^ 




Total this year 




41,727 

40,857 


2 


159 

157 


Total last year 


Increase 




870 


2 


2 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 687. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 2,287. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 425. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 2,295. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 20,102. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the* wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? §3,169.78. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? §2,392.87. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, §7.054.35 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, §2,308.75. Total, §9,363.10. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? §2,115.60. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 480; value, §484,772. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 105 ; value, §100,066. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Grenada Collegiate Institute: Value 
of property, §30,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Corinth, Miss. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

SARDIS DISTRICT. 

H. C. Morehead, P. E. 

Sardis and Davis Chapel, John Ritchey. 
Como and Fredonia, J. M. Wyatt; I). M. 

Cogdell, Sup. 

Senatobia, E. Johnson. 

Arkabutla, R. P. Goar. 

Coldwater Mission, to be supplied (by Aaroir 
Braswell). 

Hernando and Coldw r ater, J. W„ Malone. 
Nesbitt, C. W. Perkins. 

Pleasant Hill, J. T. Howell. 

Cockrum, J. H. Leech. 

Mt. Vernon, J. W. Poston. 

Bates ville and Wesley, Thomas Cameron; 

J. W. Bates, Sun. 

Pleasant Grove, II. P. Gibbs. 

Panola, B. P. Jaco. 



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Wall Hill, T. W. Dye. 

Courtland, R. O. Brown 

WINONA DISTkiCT. 

S. M. Thames, P. E. 

Winona Station, J. D. Cameron. 

Winona Circuit, J. W. Luter. 

Vaiden, H. L. Vaughn. 

Carrollton Station, R. A. Meek. 

Greenwood, T. B. Hargrove. 

West, D. C. Foust. 

Black Hawk, W. J. O’Bryant. 

Carrollton Circuit, T. G. Freeman. 

McNutt, V. J. Jones. 

Indianola and Faisonia, W. D. McCullough. 
Dublin and Brooklyn, E. S. Lewis. 

Lehrton Mission, to be supplied (by E. H. 
McNabb). 

Sidon, W. H. Saunders. 

Whitworth College, W. B. Murrah, Vice 
President. 

GRENADA DISTRICT. 

W. T. J. Sullivan, P. E. 

Grenada Station, J. J. Wheat. 

Grenada Circuit, J. M. Huggin. 

Water Valley Station, J. W. Price. 

Water Valley Circuit, to be supplied (by R. 
F. Cole). 

Coffeeville, G. W. Gordon. 

Charleston, James Porter. 

Oxford, J. E. Thomas. 

Abbeville, J. W. Anderson. 

Toccopola, J; M. Massey. 

Banner, C. C. Grisham. 

Atlanta, R. P. Fullilove. 

Minter City and Strathmore, 0. L. Savage. 
Chapel Hill, E. H. Rook. 

'Tillatoba, S. L. Boyd. 

Pittsboro, A. J. Foster. 

Cherry Hill, to be supplied (by J. C. Wood- 
ruff). 

COLUMBUS DISTRICT. 

T. C. Wier, P. E. 

Columbus Station, J. S. Oakley. 

Columbus Circuit, K. M. Harrison. 
■Crawford, K. A. Jones. 

Brooksville, D. L. Cogdell. 

Macon, J. H. Mitchell. 

Hebron, D. W. Babb. 

Mashulaville, to be supplied (by C. H. Pitt- 
man). 

Shuqualak, A. T. Buck. 

Starkville Station, J. A. Randolph. 
Starkville Circuit, T. L. Foster. 

West Point, Amos Kendall. 

Tibbee, A. P. Sage. 

Tampico, A. P. Leech. 

Sturgis, J. W. Treadwell. 

Sparta, J. D. Newsom. 

KOSCIUSKO DISTRICT. 

R. A. Burroughs, P. E. 

Kosciusko and Durant, J. F. Evans. 

Sallis, R. M. Evans. 



Weir, J. II. Smith. 

Ethel, L. D. Worsham. 

Rural Hill, D. M. Geddie. 

Belzona, J. A. Poe. 

Lexington and Tehula, R. M. Davis. 

Pickens, R. G. Porter. 

Ebenezer, A. W. Langley. 

Newport, J. R. Roberson. 

Louisville, J. AT. Barnes. 

Walthall, J. R. D. King. 

Chester, W. C. Lester. 

Maben, W. A. Dollar. 

Poplar Creek, R. C. Calloway. 

Conference Colporter and Sunday School 
Agent, G. W. Bachman. 

ABERDEEN DISTRICT. 

J. B. Stone, P. E. 

Aberdeen Station, J. A. Bowen. 

Okolona Station, N. G. Augustus. 

Okolona Circuit, B. B. Sullivan. 

Tupelo, E. H. Moon. 

Verona and Nettleton Station, M. E. Tumlin. 
Prairie, J. C. Park. 

Pontotoc, J. M. Davenport. 

Buena Vista, J. T. Cunningham. 

Houston and Wesley, H. R. Tucker. 
Shannon, F. P. Spencer. 

Nettleton and Fulton Circuit, W. W. Wil- 
liams. 

Saltillo, B. R. East. 

Tremont, to be supplied (by J. W. Raper). 
Amory and Smithville, F. A. Whitson. 
Athens, W. L. Graves. 

CORINTH DISTRICT. 

W. S. Lagrone, P. E. 

Corinth Station, T. Y. Ramsey. 

Corinth Circuit, J. H. Rodgers. 

Iuka Station, J. W. Bell. 

Iuka Circuit, W. A. Clark. 

Kossuth, W. C. Harris. 

Blackland, H. M. Young. 

Jonesboro, to be supplied (by W. W. Edge). 
Ripley and New Albany Station, T. B. Ma- 
lone. * 

Ripley Circuit, J. W. Ramsey. 

Boonville and Baldwin, B. F. Phillips. 
Guntown, J. E. Buck. 

Blue Springs, J. C. Mimms. 

New Albany Circuit, M. H. Honnoll. 
Marietta, W. J. Burt. 

Pleasant Ridge, W. F. Rogers. 

HOLLY SPRINGS DISTRICT. 

J. W. Boswell , P. E. 

Holly Springs Station, T. W. Lewis. 

Holly Springs Circuit, J. J. Brooks. 

East Holly Springs Circuit, W. D. Burroughs. 
Red Banks, J. B. Harris. 

Byhalia, J. C. Lowe. 

Olive Branch, G. H. Jacobs. 

Mt. Pleasant, Joseph Johnson. 

Early Grove, Ben S. Ravner. 

Ashland, J. L. Bowling. 



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Myrtle, 0. N. Koon. 

Eagle Springs, H. C. Edmonson. 

Lebanon, to be supplied (by B. C. Gray). 
Malone Female College, J. W. Honnoll, 
President. 

GREENVILLE DISTRICT. 

R. M. Standefer, P. E. 

Greenville Station, J. W. Dorman. 
Stormville and Lake Lee, W. W. Moss. 
Shaw and New Salem, H. P. Crow. 
Cleveland and Shelby, W. S. Shipman. 
Australia and Sherad, L. M. Lipscomb. 
Clarksdale, E. H. Casey. 

Jonestown, George H. Lipscomb. 



Belen, W. A. Bowlin. 

Tunica and Lula, W. M. Young. 

Friar’s Point, J. H. Shumaker. 

Rosedale, W .W. Woollard. 

Gunnison, W. D. Fly. 

Bolivar, R. H. B. Gladney. 

Areola and Hollandale, T. W. Clifford. 
Coahoma and Bonn’s, J. W. Honnoll. 

R. C. Morehead transferred to the White- 
River Conference. 

W. D. Bass transferred to the Northwest 
Texas Conference. 

S. D. Long transferred to the Holston 
Conference. 

R. A. Ellis transferred to the Texas Con- 
ference. 



NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE. 

Held at Greenville, N. C., Nov. 25-30, 1891. 
Bishop Galloway, President; Donald W. Bain, Secretary. 



Question 1 . Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Nathan H. D. Wilson, Kenneth D. 
Holmes, Lucius S. Massey, Edward E. Rose, 
Michael Bradshaw, John C. McCall, Jesse 
D. Bundy, Elias B. Wilcox, Jesse J. Porter, 
Major T. Best, Jesse W Martin, Jesse T. 
Draper. 12. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? William 
Y. Everton, Jasper B. Thompson, George 
W. Starling, George G. Harley, George D. 
Langston, William B. Moore, John A. Rouse, 
Jesse F. IJsrey, Nathaniel L. Seabolt, John 
C. Jones, William F. Galloway. 11. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? Judson 
Vernon. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Milton D. Hix, Robert H. Broom, 
Richard F. Taylor, Asa J. Parker, Henry G. 
Stamey, James H. M. Giles. 6. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? William C. Nor- 
man, Moses J. Hunt, James M. Lowder, 
John T. Finlayson, from the Western North 
Carolina Conference; Daniel A. Watkins, 
from the St. Louis Conference. 5. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
John H. Shore, Magruder H. Tuttle, Eli C. 
Sell, Neill McKay Watson, Louland S. Eth- 
ridge, Daniel Reid, Joseph G. Nelson, John 
R. Sawyer, William H. Puckett, Charles F. 
Sherrill, Edwin C. Glenn, George T. Sim- 
mons, Henderson Cole, John J. Barker, third 
year; James G. Johnson, fourth year. 15. 
Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 



elected deacons? Robert H. Broom, Rich- 
ard F. Taylor, Asa J. Parker, Henry G. 
Stamey. 4. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons ? Robert H. Broom, Rich- 
ard F. Taylor, Asa J. Parker, Henry G. 
Stamey. 4. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Joseph B. Game, Major T. Best, 
Lucius S. Massey, Wesley Thompson, Jesse 
W. Martin, Peter N. Stainback, John T. B. 
Hoover, Kenneth R. Pugh. 8. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Joseph B. Game, Lucius 

S. Massey, Wesley Thompson, Major T. Best, 
Jesse W. Martin, Peter N. Stainback, John 

T. B. Hoover, Kenneth R. Pugh. 8. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Hampton McRae Jackson,. 
Lenoidas M. Chaffin, Daniel C. Geddie. 3. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are 
ordained elders? Hampton McRae Jack- 
son, Leonidas M. Chaffin, D. C. Geddie. 3. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? Isaair 
W. Avent, Thomas B. Reeks, William H. 
Call, John C. Crisp, Robert O. Burton, Rich- 
ard W. Townsend, James B. Bobbitt, Ed- 
ward L. Pell. 8. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? Miles 



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Foy, James B. Bailey, George E. Wyche, 
Marcus C. Thomas, Nathan A. Hooker, Jo- 
seph H. Wheeler, Thomas C. Moses, David 
R. Bruton, Thomas C. Lovin, T. Page Ri- 
caud, Joseph B. Martin, John W. North. 12. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? Daniel Culbreth. 1. 

Daniel Culbreth, son of Cornelius and 
Lucy Frazier Culbreth, was born in Samp- 
son County, N. C., April 29, 1808. He was 
the eldest of fourteen children, eight of 
whom are still living. His paternal grand- 
father came from Scotland, and all of his 
children were baptized in the Presbyterian 
Church. His mother was a member of the 
Baptist Church. Through her faithfulness 
he claimed to have received his first religious 
impressions. He was happily converted at 
fourteen years of age, under the preaching 
of Rev. Bond English, of the South Carolina 
Conference, who was stationed in Fayette- 
ville, N. C., and joined the M. E. Church at 
that place October 7, 1825. He was licensed 
as an exhorter October 18, 1827, and to 
preach at Parker’s Church, Black River 
Circuit, by Moses Brock, presiding elder, 
October 25, 1828. He was admitted on trial 
into the Virginia Conference at New Berne, 
N. C., in 1831 ; ordained deacon at Peters- 
burg, Va., by Bishop Hedding March 3, 1833 ; 
ordained elder at Lynchburg, Va., February 
15, 1835, and received the following appoint- 
ments: Trent Circuit, 1831 ; Snow Hill Cir- 
cuit, 1832; Albemarle Sound, 1833; Raleigh 
Circuit, 1834; Haw River Circuit, 1835-36; 
Snow Hill Circuit, 1837; Pittsylvania Cir- 
cuit, 1838-39; Haw River Circuit (January), 
Tar River Circuit (December), 1840; Trent 
Circuit, 1841; Sampson Circuit, 1842-43; 
Raleigh Circuit, 1844; Nash Mission, 1845; 
Tar River Mission, 1846; Raleigh City Mis- 
sion, 1847-48; Hillsboro Circuit, 1849-50; 
Raleigh City Mission, 1851-53; Raleigh Af- 
rican Mission, 1854; Fayetteville Circuit, 
1855; Raleigh City Mission, 1856; Bladen 
Circuit, 1857-58; South River Mission, 1859- 
61; Magnolia Circuit, 1862; Elizabeth Cir- 
cuit, 1863; Magnolia Circuit, 1864; Onslow 
Circuit, 1865-66; Everettsville Circuit, 1867- 
68; Lenoir Circuit, 1869-71 ; Snow Hill Cir- 
cuit, 1872 ; New Berne Circuit, 1873 ; Craven 
Circuit, 1874-77; Smithville Circuit, 1878; 
Coharie Circuit, 1879-80. At the Winston 
Conference in 1880 he closed an unbroken 
pastoral service of fifty years by asking for 
a superannuated relation. On December 3, 
1835, he was married to Miss Emeline L. 
Pullen, daughter of Turner and Elizabeth 
Pullen, of Wake County, N. C., who shared 
his toils for nineteen years, and added much 
to his ministerial success, and died in great 
peace June 23, 1854. On November 8, 1855, 
he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth West 
Carlton, widow of Rev. Peter Carlton, of 
Duplin, N. C., who was a true helpmeet un- 
til about five years ago, when she too was 
called by the Master to the reward of the 



faithful. By the first marriage there was 
one son, who died of typhoid fever at 
Charleston, S. C., as a soldier, at the age 
of sixteen years; also two daughters, Mrs- 
W. B. Hutchings and Mrs. William Wynne, 
of Raleigh, N. C. Since the death of his 
second wife he has made his home with his 
daughters, where his presence was a con- 
stant benediction, and where he received as 
tender and unremitting kindness as kinship, 
purified by grace, could bestow. What was 
said of Barnabas well describes Uncle Cul- 
breth: “ He was a good man, and full of the 
Holy Ghost and of faith : and much people 
was added unto the Lord.” He was thor- 
oughly renewed by grace — good-tempered, 
sweet, affable, and guileless. The presence 
of the Holy Ghost made him cheerful and 
happy and successful in being near to Christ* 
His confidence in God never failed. Much 
of his work was in very difficult and hum- 
ble fields, yet he was fully assured that he 
should have food and raiment, and that the 
seed-sowing should result in a gracious in- 
gathering of souls; and so it was, and shall 
be, for many will arise to call him blessed 
“ in the great crowning day.” For several 
years he had been confined most of the- 
time to his sick room, which was indeed a 
Bethel where the presence of Jacob’s God 
was his constant comfort. The many min- 
isterial and other friends who honored them- 
selves by visiting this man of God went 
away rejoicing at the complete triumph of 
grace in his rich experience. He looked 
anxiously for the summons of the Saviour, 
w T hich greeted him at 10 p.m. January 7, 
1891, at the home of his son-in-law, W. B* 
Hutchings. He answered the summons 
cheerfully, and has gone to that home 
where there are no partings. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Raleigh District. 


White 

Mem's. 


Colored! Loc'h 
Mem's. IPr’s. 




712 




1 




311 




1 




131 












1 




(500 




1 




479 




1 




39(5 








3(51 




S' 




536 




1 




3(56 




1 




206 








341 




2 




(507 




1 




610 




1 




248 












2- 




279 




3 




317 








7,792 




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Durham District. 



White I Colored! Loci 
Mem's. Mem's. Pr's. 



New Berne District (Continued). 



White | Colored 'Loe'l 
Mem's. Mem's. I Pr's. 



Durham: Trinity..... 

Main Street 

Carr Church ’.. .. 

Durham Circuit 

Hillsboro Circuit 

Chapel Hill Station.. 

Leasburg Circxxit 

Roxbury Circuit 

Mt. Tirzali Circuit... 

Person Circuit 

Burlington Circuit .. 
Alamance Circuit ... 
Haw River Circuit .. 

Pittsboro Circuit 

Milton Circuit 

Yancey ville Circuit 
Siler Circuit 



Straits Circuit 

Core Sound Mission . 



Warrenton District. 



Fayetteville District. 

Hay Street and Campbell ton Mis.. 552 2 

Cumberland Circuit 508 2 

Maxton and Caledonia 270 

Maxton Circuit 337 1 

Lumberton Circuit 544 1 

Laurinburg Station 397 4 

St. John’s Station 359 1 

Rockingham Station 248 1 

Rockingham Circuit 509 2 

Richmond Circuit 356 1 

Manly Circuit 324 1 

4f-artliage Circuit 544 3 

Jonesboro Circuit 498 1 

Cape Fear Circuit 413 1 

Lillington Circuit 408 

Deep River Circuit 524 1 2 

Mt. Gilead Circuit 480 

Pekin Circuit 565 5 1 

Asbury Circuit 801 1 1 

Prospect Circuit 483 1 

9,180 7 26 

Wilmington District. 

Wilmington: Grace Church 541 12 

Fifth Street 544 1 

Bladen Street 174 

Market Street 88 

Scott’s Hill Circuit 489 1 

Kenansville 721 1 

Magnolia Circuit 512 1 

Clinton Circuit 774 1 

Sampson Circuit 638 1 3 

Cokesbury Circuit.... 489 

Bladen Circuit 620 2 

Elizabeth Circuit 442 1 1 

Carver's Creek Circuit 395 1 

Whiteville Circuit 480 2 

Waccamaw Circuit 396 2 

Southport Station 355 1 

Brunswick Circuit 588 2 1 

Brunswick Mission 228 1 

Robeson Circuit 420 3 



Warrenton Circuit 


388 






Warren Circuit 


574 




1 


Ridgeway Circuit 


543 


2 


2 


Littleton Circuit 


614 




1 


Weldon Circuit 


236 




1 


Halifax Circuit 


425 






Battleboro and Whitaker’s 


180 






Rocky Mount and Toisnot 


151 




2 


Nashville Circuit 


394 




1 


Wilson Station 


375 






Wilson Circuit 


537 





1 


Kenley Circuit 


256 






Northampton Circuit 


847 


1 


2 


Murfreesboro Station 


116 






Garvsburg Circuit 


486 






Bertie Circuit 


344 




1 


Harrellsville Circuit 


272 




1 


Meherrin Circuit 


636 




2 




7,374 


3 


15 



Waslii ngton District. 



Washington Station 

Tarboro Station 

Bethel Circuit , 

Williamston and Hamilton Sta.. 

Greenville Station 

Greenville Circuit 

Jamesville Circuit 

Vanceboro Circuit 

South Edgecombe Circuit 

Aurora Circuit 

Bath Circuit 

Plymouth Station 

Columbia Circuit 

Mattamuskeet Circuit 

Fairlield Station 

Swan Quarter Circuit 

Ocraeoke and Hatteras Circuit.. 

Kennekeet Circuit 

Dare Circuit 

Kitty Hawk Mission 

Bethel Mission 



New Berne District. 



New Berne: Centenary . 

Hancock Street. w 

Goldsboro: St. Paul 

St. John 

Goldsboro Circuit 

Fremont Circuit 

Mt. Olive Circuit 

Kinston Station 

Snow Hill Circuit 

La Grange Circuit 

Craven Circuits. 

Jones Circuit 

Onslow Circuit 

Morehead Station 

Beaufort Station 

Carteret Circuit 

Pamlico Circuit 



1 


3 




2 


1 


1 

1 




2 




2 




1 


2 


1 

1 




3 






6 


23 

2 




1 




1 








4 












1 




2 








2 








2 








1 


1 


3 

1 



Recapitulation. 



379 l 

207 

456 2 

260 2 

193 

252 1 

204 2 

410 3 

402 

368 

387 2 

216 

546 

513 1 

124 

388 

296 2 

460 4 

483 

144 1 

111 1 



Raleigh District 
Durham “• 
Fayetteville “ 
Wilmington u 
New Berne “ 
Warrenton “ 
Washington “ 

Total this year 

Total last year.. 



55,622 27 143 

52,758 22 137 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 1,024. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 2,793. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 583. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 4,286. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 35,035. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $5,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 



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foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $5,025. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $12,215.16; Do- 
mestic Missions, $6,254.36. Total, $18,469.52. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
^Church Extension? $2,405. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what* 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 543; value, $702,744.40. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 92; value, $114,355. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Trinity ( College: Teachers, 17; stu- 
dents, 207; endowment, $110,000; value of 
property, $90,000. Wesleyan Female Col- 
lege (Murfreesboro): Teachers, 5; students, 
55; value of property, $25,000. Littleton 
Female College : Teachers, 10 ; students, 75 ; 
value of property, $12,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Goldsboro, N. C. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

RALEIGH DISTRICT. 

J. A. Cuninggim, P. E. 

Raleigh : Edenton Street, J. N. Cole. 

Central Church, J. B. Hurley ; J. B. Bob- 
bitt, Sup. 

City Mission and Brooklyn, Kenneth D. 
Holmes. 

Cary Circuit, P. L. Herman. 

Rolesville Circuit, B. C. Allred. 

Youngsville Circuit, to be supplied (by R. 

H. Whitaker); E. II. Davis, Sup. 
Franklinton Circuit. N. H. D. Wilson; E. L. 
Pell, Sup. 

Louisburg Station L. E. Thompson. 

Tar River Circuit, B. B. Culbreth. 

Granville Circuit, V. A. Sharpe. 

Oxford Station, R. F. Bumpass. 

Oxford Circuit, J. H. Hall. 

Raleigh Christian Advocate, F. L. Reid, Editor. 
Oxford Orphan Asylum, W. S. Black, Su- 
perintendent. 

DURHAM DISTRICT. 

E. A. Yates, P. E. 

Durham: Trinity, R. C. Beaman. 

Main Street, F. A. Bishop. 

Carr Church, Oliver Ryder. 

Durham Circuit, Jonathan Sanford. 
Hillsboro Circuit, J. M. Lowder. 

Chapel Hill Station, N. M. Watson. 
Leasburg Circuit, L. S. Massey. 

Roxboro Circuit, T. N. Ivey. 

Mt. Tirzah Circuit, D. L. Earnhardt. 

Person Circuit, E. E. Rose. 

Burlington Circuit, J. E. Underwood. 
Alamance Circuit, M. J. Hunt. 

Milton Circuit, J. H. Shore. 

Yanceyville Circuit, G. W. Fisher. 

•General Colporter, T. J. Gattis. 



FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. T. Gibbs, P. E. 

Fayetteville: Hay Street and Campbellton 
Mission, W. H. Moore and J. W. Martin. 
Cumberland Circuit, J. D. Bundy. 

Cokesbury Circuit, Philip Greening. 

Sampson Circuit, N. J. Parker. 

Lillington Circuit, Michael Bradshaw. 
Buckhorn Circuit, Erskine Pope; I. W. 
A vent, Sup. 

Cape Fear Circuit, W. S. Chaffin. 

Pittsboro Circuit, N. E. Coltrane. 

Haw River Circuit, L. L. Johnson. 

Deep River Circuit, H. McRae Jackson. 

Siler City Circuit, to be supplied (by J. R. 
Newlin). 

Carthage Circuit, J. A. Hornaday. 

Manly Circuit, W. J. Crowson. 

Jonesboro Circuit, John E. Thompson. 

ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT. 

M. L. Wood, P. E. 

Rockingham Station, W. B. Doub. 
Rockingham Circuit, H. G. Stamey. 
Richmond Circuit, E. B. Wilcox. 

Mt. Gilead Circuit, G. B. Perry. 

Pekin Circuit, L. S. Etheridge. 

Prospect Circuit, to be supplied (by J. H. 
Frizelle). 

Asbury Circuit, D. A. Futrell. 

St. John Station, J. T. Lyon. 

Laurinburg Station, R. J. Moorman. 

Maxton and Caledonia Station, S. V. Hoyle. 
Maxton Circuit, A. D. Betts. 

Lumberton Circuit, F. B. McCall. 

Robeson Circuit, N. M. Jurney; R. W. 
Townsend, Sup. 

WILMINGTON DISTRICT. 

F. D. Swindell, P. E. 

Wilmington : Grace Church, W. C. Norman. 
Fifth Street, L. L. Nash. 

Bladen Street, C. W. Smith. 

Market Street, E. C. Sell. 

Scott’s Hill Circuit, H. B. Anderson. 

Onslow Circuit, J. L. Keen. 

Magnolia Circuit, R. L. Warlick. 

Kenansville Circuit, A. R. Raven. 

Clinton Circuit, J. M. Ashby. 

Bladen Circuit, D. C. Geddie. 

Elizabeth Circuit, W. H. Townsend. 
Whiteville Circuit, W. A. Forbes. 
Waccamaw Circuit, to be supplied (by J. M. 
Marlow). 

Brunswick Mission, T. J. Browning. 
Brunswick Circuit, J. B. Thompson. 
Southport Station, C. P. Jerome. 

Carver’s Creek Circuit, Daniel Reid. 

NEW BERNE DISTRICT. 

W. S. Roree, P. E. 

New Berne: Centenary, R. A. Willis. 
Hancock Street, to be supplied (bv John 
F. Butt). 

Goldsboro: St. Paul, B. R. Hall. 



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Goldsboro: St. John, M. D. Hix. 

Goldsboro Circuit, M. M. McFarland. 

Mt. Olive Circuit, M. H. Tuttle. 

La Grange Circuit, R. H. Broom. 

Snow Hill Circuit, J. T. Abernetliy. 

Kinston Station, F. M. Shamburger. 

Grifton Circuit, Major T. Best. 

Craven Circuit, J. G. Johnson. 

Jones Circuit, R. B. Gilliam. 

Carteret Circuit, J. G. Nelson. 

Morehead Station, C. W. Robinson. 

Beaufort Station, C. F. Sherrill. 

Pamlico Circuit, to be supplied (by F. S. 
Becton). 

Straits Circuit, George W. Starling. 

Core Sound Mission, to be supplied (bv 
Joseph Carraway). 

WASHINGTON DISTRICT. 

R. B. John , P. E. 

Washington Station, W. S. Davis; W. H. 
Call, Sup. 

Greenville Station, George F. Smith. 
Greenville Circuit, R. F. Taylor. 

Jamesville Circuit, N. H. Guyton. 

Plymouth Station, W. B. Moore. 

Roper City Station, J. T. Finlay son. 
Columbia Circuit, Henderson Cole. 

Dare Circuit, J. J. Porter. 

Roanoke Island Circuit, J. R. Sawyer. 
Kennekeet Circuit, J. A. Rouse. 

Ocracoke and Hatteras Circuit, N. L. Seabolt. 
Mattamuskeet Circuit, I. A. White. 

Fairfield Station, C. W. Cain. 

Swan Quarter Circuit, G. D. Langston. 
Pantego Circuit, W. Y. Everton. 

Washington Circuit, to be supplied (by W. 
F. Jones). 

Aurora Circuit, J. E. Bristowe and W. F. 
Galloway. 

Vanceboro* Circuit, to be supplied (by J. W. 
Gurganus). 

WARRENTON DISTRICT. 

S. D. Adams, P. E. 

Warrenton Circuit, Alpheus McCullen; R. 
0. Burton, Sup. 



Warren Circuit, C. 0. DuRant ; T. B. Reeks, 
Sup. 

Ridgeway Circuit, J. W. Jenkins. 

Henderson Station, W. L. Cuninggim. 

Littleton Circuit, R. P. Troy. 

Weldon Station, J. A. Green. 

Aurelian Circuit, Jesse T. Draper. 

„ Halifax Circuit, W. L. Grissom. 

Garysburg Circuit, T. J. Daifey. , 

Northampton Circuit, L. J. Holden. i 

Meherrin Circuit, J. H. M. Giles. 

Murfreesboro Station, J. A. Lee. 

Harrellsville Circuit, B. B. Holder. 

Bertie Circuit, Z. T. Harrison. 

Littleton Female College, J. M. Rhodes, 
President. 

WILSON DISTRICT. v 

G. A . Oglesby, P. E. 

Wilson Station, J. H. Cordon. 

Spring Hope Circuit, to be supplied (by J. 

T. B. Hoover). 

Nashville Circuit, L. M. Chaffin. 

Rdfcky Mount Station, J. O. Guthrie. 
Battleboro and Whitaker’s, G. T. Simmons. 
Tarboro Station and Mission, D. H. Tuttle 
and J. C. McCall. 

Bethel Circuit, J. C. Jones. 

Williamston and Hamilton Station, G. G. 
Harley. 

South Edgecombe Circuit, E. C. Glenn. 
Fremont Circuit, W. W. Rose. 

Kenly Circuit, D. A. Watkins. 

Smith field Circuit, W. H. Puckett. 

Dunn Circuit, J. D. Pegram. 

Newton Grove Circuit, J. F. Usrey. 

Clayton Circuit, J. J. Barker. 

W. S. Creasey transferred to the Western 
North Carolina Conference, and stationed 
at Trvon Street, Charlotte. 

W. A. Wilson transferred to the Westem 
North Carolina Conference, and missionary 
to Japan. 

F. M. Edwards transferred to the Vir- 
ginia Conference, and appointed to Chester- 
field. 



NORTH GEORGIA CONFERENCE. 

Held at Cartersville, Ga., December 9-15, 1891. 

Bishop Key, President; J. W. Heidt, Secretary. 

Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? Bugg, John R. Lewis, Clayton Quillian,. 
Answer. Henry M. Harrison, James Walker Henry S. Bradley, Jr., James E. Dickey, 
Taylor, Joel T. Daves, Jr., Alexander H. S. Henry F. Braham, Lewis A. Green, J. W. F~ 



North Georgia Conference, 1891. 



■Gilreath. 11. R. Toombs I)u Bose, of class of 
second year, absent on account of sickness, 
was continued in class of lirst year. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? John W. 
Quillian, F. W. McCleskev, VV. T. Hunnicutt, 
William Murdock, J. P. Burgess, W. R. Ken- 
nedy, Felix L. Church, Givens W. Farr, 
James E. Russell. 10. John Spier, of class 
of third year, absent on account of sickness, 
was continued in class of second year. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 
Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? R. Frank Eakes, Augustus A. Til- 
ly, Arthur B. Pope, John S. Askew, John F. 
llavis, Bryan H. Green. 6. 

Ques. 5" Who are readmitted? Robert L. 
Campbell. 1. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? L. H. Green, from 
the North Alabama Conference; T. R. Mc- 
Carty, from the Alabama Conference; J. 
Ware Brown, from the South Carolina Con- 
ference; C. Evans Pattillo, from the Pacific 
Conference. 4. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
J. Lane Ware, Gustavus J. Orr, Fletcher 
Walton, John F. Tyson, Duncan M. Ed- 
wards, John W. Bailey, Beverly P. Allen, 
Arthur S. Harris, Simeon W. Rogers, Ander- j 
son C. Cantrell. 10. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
^elected deacons? Arthur B. Pope. 1. Hen- 
ry R. Davies, orders recognized from the M. 
E. Church. \ 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Autliur B. Pope. 1. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Pitchford P. Manning, Joseph E. 
Duren, Joel E. Coney, Isaac C. West, Robert 
P. Neal, John AV. Gober, Thomas J. Turner, 
W allace R. Kennedy, Andrew J. Hutchison, 
Elijah P. Paden, James A. Park, M. T. Mc- 
Gee, M. R. Hughes, B. D. Cook, H. D. Hutch- 
ison, J. C. Edmondson. 16. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? P. P. Manning, J. E. Du- 
ren, J. E. Coney, I. C. West, R. P. Neal, T. 
J. Turner, W. R. Kennedy, A. J. Hutchison, 
E. P. Paden, J. A. Park, M. R. Hughes, M. T. 
McGee, B. D. Cook, H. D. Hutchison, J. C. 
Edmondson, J. W. Gober. 16. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Walter B. Dillard, Ford Mc- 
Ree, William S. Stevens, John R. Speck, 
William L. Singleton, Melville S. Williams, 
Benjamin H. Trammell, William F. Colley, 
Jesse M. Owens, Clarence M. Verdel, Loren- 
zo D. Coggin, Henry R. Davies. 12. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? W. B. Dillard, Ford McRee, 
W. S. Stevens, J. R. Speck, W. L. Singleton, 
M. S. Williams, B. H. Trammell, W. F. Col- 
ley, J. M. Owens, C. M. Verdel, L. D. Cog- 
gin. 11. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? Albertus W. Smith, William R. 
Stilwell, James L. Ivey, John H. Johnson. 
M. F. Kinard, orders recognized from the 



Congregational Methodist Church; Robert 
H. Bullock, orders recognized from the Bap- 
tist Church, 0. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? AV. R. Stilwell, J. L. Ivey, 

J. H. Johnson. 3. 

Ques. 16. AY T lio are located this year? 
John C. Davidson, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 17. AVho are supernumerary? G. 
Hughes, E. H. Jones, J. T. Norris, W. T. 
Norman, R. AV. Rogers, J. R. Smith, J. J. 
Morgan, B. F. Payne, G. C. Andrews, E. G. 
Murrah, S. D. Clements, J. R. May son, A. S. t 
Adams, L. P. Neese, J. AA r . Roberts. 15. 

Ques. 18. AVho are superannuated? AV. R. 
Branham, N. H. Palmer, R. A. Connor, R. J. 
Harwell, J. M. Bright, W. J. Scott, F. F. 
Reynolds, J. AV. Baker, J. Chambers, J. A. 
Rosser, M. G. Hamby, M. F. Malsby, J. J. 
Singleton, G. G. Smith, J. M. Armstrong, L. 
Rush, T. S. L. Harwell, F. P. Langford, J. L. 
Perryman, M. AV. Arnold, AV. F. Smith, W. 
D. Shea. 22. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? W. A. Simmons, A. J. 
Deavors, J. L. Lupo, AV. AV. Oslin, J. II. Bax- 
ter, M. H. AVhite, J. B. C. Quillian, E. T. 
Hendrick, Eli Smith, AV. H. Potter. 9. 

ip William Asbury Simmons, one of the pur- 
est and saintliest of all our brethren, was 
born March 17, 1823; and fell asleep in Jesus 
December 16. 1890. He was the son of Rev. 

^ John and Eliza Simmons, and grandson of 
James Simmons, who moved from North 
; Carolina to Hancock, Ga., in 1782. His an- 
cestry were deeply pious. His father — for 
many years a member of the old Georgia 
Conference — lived at Oxford until the grad- 
1 uation of his sons — James N., AViliiam A., 
and John C. His mother was the purest 
type of a Christian character, and devoted 
to her children. At the call of the Church 
she blessed and sent forth her two youngest 
boys — AViliiam A. and John C— as mission- 
aries to California in 1851. AViliiam had 
been preaching since his graduation, in 1844, 
in the mountains and southwestern part of 
Georgia. He preached in California to the 
rough, impulsive miners for nearly three 
years. His health failing, he returned to 
(Georgia. While in California he married 
Miss Georgia B. Coles, daughter of Dr. Coles, 
of Boston, Mass., who was herself engaged 
in mission work there — a woman highly cul- 
tured and a consecrated Christian ; a worthy 
helpmate for thirty-five years. They served 
the Columbus Mission in 1856; she teach- 
ing the mission school and he preaching 
, and visiting. The next year he served 
, Vineville and Macon City Mission. His 
health again failing, he spent 1858-59 in the 
■ North. He was appointed to Sparta in 1860, 

. AVest Point in 1861, and from there, in July, 
l went to the army in Virginia, as chaplain 
. of the Eleventh Georgia Regiment, where he 
. remained until the surrender. He afterward 
s served the following charges: Calhoun Cir- 



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euit, Dahlonega District, Oconee (Athens), 
Lexington, Acworth, Cave Spring, Newnan 
Circuit, Greenville, Norcross, St. Paul (At- 
lanta). On account of his wife’s health he 
transferred to the South Georgia Confer- 
ence in 1880, and served the Attapulgus 
Circuit two years. Buying a place in Flor- 
ida, he ti-ansferred to that Conference in 
1883, and served one year each at Lake Jes- 
sup and Indian River Missions. In 1885, at 
the solicitation of his old friends in the min- 
istry, he transferred to his old Conference. 
He was no longer effective, but did work in 
some of the Atlanta Churches as temporary 
supply. Last summer and fall he spent in 
the mountains of North Georgia, preaching 
. almost every day at the camp and protracted 
meetings, and gained flesh and strength and 
was baptized afresh w ith the Holy Spirit. 
He had hoped to receive an appointment 
at the last Conference, but the baptism of 
the Spirit w r as not unto continued labor in 
the field, but in preparation for his transla- 
tion to his reward and to the company of 
the sanctified hosts above. After the de- 
parture of his dear wife, the year before, he 
thought, talked, and preached much of heav- 
en. She had often said to him: “William, 
continue to preach as long as you live on 
earth.” “ He plowed to the end of his row, 
and the angels met him and took him 
home.” He fell asleep while reading his 
Bible, and he aw r oke in glory — in the home 
of his dear friend, George Webster, of At- 
lanta. He left us without saying good-bye, 
but w 7 e know where he has gone. 

Andrew Jackson Deavors was born in 
Spartanburg District, S. C., May 15, 1814. 
He was converted and joined the Church in 
1827, in the thirteenth year of his age. In 
1838 he was admitted on trial in the Geor- 
gia Conference, and ordained deacon in 1842 
and elder 1843. He was junior preacher at 
Elberton in 1839, and at Watkinsville in 
1840. The Conference records do not give 
the appointments from 1841 to 1850. He 
was transferred to the Florida Confer- 
ence in 1842, and returned to the Georgia 
Conference in 1845 ; served the Factory Mis- 
sion (Athens) in 1851; Broad River Mis- 
sion, 1852-53; Jacksonville, 1855; Clayton 
Mission, 1856; Carnesville, 1857; Broad Riv- 
er Colored Mission, 1858-59; Paulding Mis- 
sion, 1860; Powder Springs, 1861; Paulding 
Mission, 1862-63; Sandtown, 1864; Powder 
Springs, 1866; supernumerary, 1867-68; su- 
perannuated, 1869-82; supernumerary, 1883; 
superannuated, 1884-91. He departed for 
heaven in Franklin County, Ga., near Al- 
len’s Camp Ground, March 7, 1891. “His 
labors extended from the mountains to the 
seashore, during a long life of unceasing 
toil. Two leading motives influenced him 
through life: to make sure of heaven him- 
self and persuade all he could to go with 
him.” In preaching he often got happy, 
and great power came upon his congrega- 



tion. His work did not cease with his su- 
perannuation. He probably w-on as many 
souls to Christ during these years as in the 
regular work. If his holy life had accom- 
plished no other end than to have touched 
the heart of the little boy who watered and 
fed his circuit horse at Watkinsville, and 
who is now Bishop Atticus G. Hay good, 
leading the hope of our Church beyond the 
Rockies, it would have been a grandly suc- 
cessful life. But thousands will rise up to 
call him blessed, and many thousands, whose 
souls received salvation through him, will 
give joyful welcome into everlasting habi- 
tation. 

James L. Lupo was born in South Caroli- 
na March 2, 1821 ; and died June 30, 1891, 
in Conyers, Ga. Brother Lupo was con- 
verted in childhood, and joined the Church 
when ten years old. He was married four 
times. First, to Miss Turnipseed, then to 
Miss Leitner, then to Miss Masengill, and 
again to Miss Clemmie C. Gober, who sur- 
vives him. His Conference history is as 
follows: Entering the old Georgia Confer- 
ence in 1856, he served Fulton Circuit in 
1859; Cave Spring Circuit, 1860; Carrollton 
Circuit, 1861-62 ; Campbellton, 1863-64 ; Pike 
Circuit, 1865 : Ringgold Circuit, 1866-67 ; Fay- 
ette Circuit, 1868-70; Morgan Circuit, 1871- 
72; Rock Springs Circuit, 1873; Lincolnton, 
1874 ; Morgan Circuit, 1875-76 ; was Superin- 
tendent of the Orphans’ Home from 1877 to 
1882; Oconee Factory Mission, 1883-84; 
Snapping Shoals Circuit, 1885; and then 
superannuate to the time of his death, f 
Brother Lupo was an industrious, energetic, : 
earnest man, and in the varied experiences 
of his long and honored life vindicated the 
judgment of his brethren in the positions to 
which he was assigned. His admirable bus- 
iness and administrative qualities contrib- 
uted much to the success of the Orphans’ 
Home during his seven years’ service there. 
He was a man of decided convictions, tena- 
cious in his views ; but well poised, gentle, 
and conservative. He had the courage of 
his convictions, and was true to the views 
of his duty. He was a wise counselor, and 
will be sorely missed by those who knew 
him best. God led him gently through the 
threescore and ten years of allotted life, 
and gathered him then into the heavenly 
garner, like a shock of corn fully ripe. 

William W. Oslin, one of the most use- 
ful and faithful men Georgia Methodism has 
known, died at Harlem, Ga., April 27, 1891. 
He w T as born at Culloden, thajt good old 
town which has given so many strong men 
to Georgia, August 29, 1831. He was con- 
verted and joined the Methodist Church at 
eight years of age. He was married to Miss 
Georgia Y. Hickman December 28, 1855, and 
soon after his marriage entered the ministry, 
continuing in the ranks of the local preach- 
ers until 1860, when, at the session of the 



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Georgia Conference which met at Augusta, 
he was admitted on trial into the traveling 
connection. He w r as ordained deacon by 
Bishop Pierce at Columbus in 1858. Hi's 
name appears on the list, followed by the 
words “ of Alabama,” which indicates that 
he was probably licensed to preach in that 
State. He was ordained an elder by Bishop 
Pierce at Athens in January, 1865. His 
itinerant life embraced more than thirty -one 
years, during all of which time he was on 
the effective list, except during the years 
1879-80 and a part of 1891, when he was su- 
perannuated by ill health ; and 1885, when 
he was supernumerary. His appointments 
were as follows ; Lawrence ville Circuit, 1861, 
with James L. Fowler as his junior preach- 
er; army chaplain, 1863; Alpharetta, 1864; 
Monticello, 1865; Monticello and colored 
charge, 1866 ; Muscogee Circuit (in the South 
Georgia Conference after the division of the 
Georgia Conference in 1866), 1867. He trans- 
ferred to the North Georgia Conference at 
the end of the year 1867. He was appointed 
to Monticello in 1868; Chalybeate Springs 
and colored charge, 1869; Putnam, with a 
junior preacher to be supplied, 1870 ; Put- 
nam Circuit, with J. S. Embry as his junior 
preacher, 1872; Putnam Circuit, with S. A. 
Mitchell as his junior preacher, 1873; Wat- 
kinsville, with W. W. Lumpkin as his junior 
preacher, 1874; Watkinsville Circuit, w r ith 
W. H. Trammell as his junior preacher, 
1875-76; Watkinsville Circuit, with W. A. 
Candler as his junior preacher, 1877 ; Ap- 
pling Circuit, with A. W. Quillian as his jun- 
ior preacher, 1878; superannuated, 1879-80; 
New r born Circuit, 1881; East Point Circuit, 
1882 ; Little River Circuit, 1883 ; Lincolnton 
Circuit, with E. P. Bonner (supply) as his 
junior preacher, 1884; superannuated and 
attached to Harlem Circuit, 1885; Grove- 
town Mission, 1886-87 ; Acworth, 1888; Fac- 
tory Mission, in Athens District, 1889 ; Flow- 
ery Branch, 1890. At the last session of the 
North Georgia Conference he was superan- 
nuated on account of ill health. Rallying 
somewhat, and desiring to provide for his 
family, he left his home at Harlem last Feb- 
ruary, and undertook business in Macon. 
Of the remaining days his daughter writes : 
“His health continued to decline; but still 
he would not surrender, thinking he would 
improve, until his physicians told him that 
he had heart disease and was likely to die 
at any moment. Then he wrote us saying 
that he was coming home right away. Fear- 
ing for him to come alone, Alfred went after 
him and brought him home. He suffered 
greatly, and lived only an hour after he 
reached home, though he ate supper and 
walked all over the house after he came. 
Hence we had no idea that the end w r as so 
near, and his death was a great shock to us.” 
He was a clear, cogent, honest, and fearless 
preacher, whose ministry was always and 
everywhere beautiful. It is not an overstate- 
ment to say that thousands were brought to 



Christ by him. To his gifts as a preacher 
was added in uncommon measure the gift 
of song, and this gift was consecrated to God. 
With it sinners were subdued and saints 
comforted in the great congregation ; by it, 
around the family altar and in social life, 
his household was inspired and his friends 
edified, and it cheered the dying and con- 
soled the bereaved. And now at last the 
loving husband, the tender father, the faith- 
ful minister, the sweet singer, has gone away 
to the kingdom above to join the multitude 
which no man can number before the throne 
of the Lamb. 

James Hamilton Baxter was born in 
Gwinnett County, Ga., March 26, 1848. He 
was converted in September, 1868, and joined 
the North Georgia Conference that winter at 
Griffin. He was on the Watkinsville Cir- 
cuit in 1869 as junior to Brother R. J. Har- 
well. He served the Little River Circuit in 
1870-71; Gainesville, 1872-73; Covington, 
1874; Greenville and Trinity, 1875; New- 
nan, 1876-77; Cartersville, 1878; Dalton, 
1879; Elberton Station, 1880-82; Edgewood, 
1883; Marietta, 1884-85; Eatonton, 1886; 
presiding elder of Elberton District, 1887-91. 
His last appointment was that of presiding 
elder of the Augusta District. He preached 
his last sermon the first Sunday in March 
at Milledgeville, that being his twenty-fifth 
sermon on the new district. Soon after be- 
ginning his work this year, he was attacked 
with la grippe , and never recovered from its 
effects. Every visit that he made to the 
charges of the district, from the middle of 
January to his last quarterly meeting early 
in March, took him from a bed of sickness. 
The exposure affected his already disabled 
throat, causing him to lose his voice, and 
producing such diseased conditions as ren- 
dered his recovery hopeless. On the first 
day of October last, at his home in Decatur, 
Ga., in the midst of his loving family, “ he 
fell on sleep and w r as gathered to his fa.- 
thers.” Brother Baxter was married May 
9, 1872, to Miss Fannie Thrasher, of Clarke 
County, Ga., and they lived together for 
more than nineteen years in the sweetest 
companionship. Her gentle, consecrated life 
warmed the fervor of his own, and refined 
the stronger fiber of his nature. Their chil- 
dren— four in number — rose up to love and 
bless the counsels and guiding hands of par- 
ents who were agreed and made home happy. 
Brother Baxter belonged to a race of heroic 
lineage. He was descended from Scoteh- 
lrish ancestry, and was manly and brave. 
He was a man of one book, and yet he read 
and pondered many books, as comments 
and suggestions on the “Book of books.” 
His sermons were chiefly expository and 
doctrinal. He put his best, mind into his 
pulpit work, and most of it could be printed 
as uttered. His habit and practice of accu- 
racy were demands of his mental nature. 
Figures had life for him, and he made them 



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tell in argument and conclusion. He was a 
consecrated man. Every movement of his 
soul was toward Christ. He longed for him, 
looked for him, waited for him, knew his 
touch and was familiar with the Master’s 
voice. He loved his Lord, and has never 
seen an hour since he gave his heart to him 
that he would not willingly have died for 
him. Brother Baxter was fond of writing 
for his own improvement, and for the press. 
His busy pen began early in his ministry, 
on his sermons and articles for the Church 
papers. He wrote on many subjects, always 
well and to the point. In 1885 he prepared 
and published a portly pamphlet on the 
subject of sanctification. The publication 
was well received, and lips passed through 
several editions. It is well written, and pre- 
sents his views with clearness and ability. 
Last year his sermons on “The Three Dis- 
pensations ” and “ The Spiritual Life ” wore 
published, and are fine productions. His 
style is terse and logical, and his produc- 
tions may be read and reread with profit. 
As Conference Secretary, during the past six 
ears, he achieved a record of high rank, 
aving been repeatedly commended by the 
General Conference as keeping a journal of 
rare excellence. He was patient and kind 
in his official intercourse with his brethren, 
and never lost an opportunity of doing them 
every possible kindness. He was a secre- 
tary of secretaries. He died as he had lived 
— full of confidence in God. He did not 
doubt for one moment. He believed that 
his conversion entered him into God’s king- 
dom. and at death the life begun continues, 
expanding into rich completeness. He often 
said : “ Eternal life is the life, after all. This 
life is given that we may secure that.” In 
whispered words which can never be for- 
gotten he said to the writer a day or two be- 
fore his death, when he knew he was in 
sight of the pearly gate: “I shall not die. 
I shall live forever; for ‘whosoever liveth 
and believeth in me shall never die.’ I 
have not been or done all that I might have, 
but Christ is my all in all, and I shall soon 
be with him in his glory.” And so he passed 
away, and is even now with the Lord. 

Miller H. White was born October 17, 
1813; and died at Grantville, Ga., April 23, 
1891, in the seventy-eighth 3 r ear of his age. 
Converted to God in early life, he was little 
more than a youth when he began the he- 
roic life of the “rifle, ax, and saddlebags.” 
Honored of God with marked usefulness 
and rare pulpit power, his days were many, 
■when, in the ripeness of mellow age, he was 
summoned from the ranks of the veterans 
to the rewards of glory. He was one of the 
last survivors of the noble band of Metho- 
dist itinerants who organized circuits in 
Georgia which are now districts, and trav- 
eled districts whose territory now includes 
a whole Annual Conference. His marriage, 
September 30, 1841, with Miss Sarah Ben- 



nett, of Columbus, Ga., brought to him the 
sympathy and encouragement of a devoted 
wife and opened the way for increased effi- 
ciency in his loved employ. Having a great 
fondness for the medical profession, he pur- 
sued the studies necessary, and in due time 
received the degree of M.D. His skill as a 
physician, as all his gifts, was laid at the 
Master’s feet, and enabled him to minister 
to the bodies of men at the same time that 
he cared for their souls. His Conference 
history is as follows : He entered the Geor- 
gia Conference, and his first appointment 
was Altamaha Mission in 1835; Lincolnton, 
1836; St. Mary’s and Satilla, 1837 ; Tallahas- 
see and Quincy, 1838; Fort Gaines, 1839; 
Zebulon Circuit, 1841-42, and at some time 
between 1842 and 1851 was appointed pre- 
siding elder (the records are not perfect); 
Columbus Factory Mission, 1851; without 
appointment on account of ill health, 1852; 
superannuated, 1853 - 59 ; supernumerary, 
1860-66 ; Culloden, 1867 ; Greenville, 1868 ; 
superannuated, 1869—70; Thomaston, 1871- 
72; transferred to the South Georgia Con- 
ference and appointed to Camilla, 1873; 
Camilla, 1874; transferred to the North 
Georgia Conference, and superannuated, 
1874; Whiteside, 1876-77; Grantville, 1878- 
80; superannuated, 1881-91. Thus it ap- 
pears that his ministn 7 embraced a period 
of nearly sixty years, and extended over 
the entire State, from the seaboard to the 
mountains. It had in it all the variety of 
work the system affords, short of the gener- 
al superintendency. He was junior preach- 
er, then preacher in charge ; circuit preach- 
er, station preacher, and presiding elder. 
He was supernumerary for awhile, and 
when literally worn out, took a superan- 
nuated relation. In this relation he passed 
the last decade of his life, ripening and mel- 
lowing for his translation. The good people 
of Grantville loved him as children love a 
father. The preachers on the circuits, and 
the presiding elders on the districts, gath- 
ered immeasurable helpfulness in their work 
from association with him. He was always 
ready to preach, when his health permitted, 
and the calls for his services in the contigu- 
ous pulpits far exceeded the limits of his 
ability to meet them. On his deathbed he 
said: “I had prepared some new sermons, 
and wanted to preach them, but if my Lord 
says it is enough, I am content;” and then 
added : “ I would not live always, I ask not 
to stay. All is well.” His end was peace. 
He sleeps in £he little cemetery at Grant- 
ville, by the side of his faithful wife, who, 
for nearly fifty years, had been the cheerful 
companion of his toilsome pilgrimage, but 
who had entered into rest a short while 
before him. Six children survive to cher- 
ish the memory of one of the kindest, most 
devoted fathers that ever lived. 

J. B. C. Quillian was born in Habersham 
County, Ga., October 27, 1824. When quite 



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a little boy be was converted, and joined 
the Methodist Church. At the age of sev- 
enteen he was licensed to preach, and ad- 
mitted on trial into the Georgia Conference 
in 1845. He was married most happily to 
Miss Elizabeth J. Causey, October 11, 1840. 
In his home at Douglasville, Ga., he sweetly 
fell asleep May 29, 1891. Brother Quillian’s 
first charge was the Waynesboro Circuit. 
After that he served successfully the Elber- 
ton and Cassville Circuits, which at that 
time included Rome, Cave Spring, and Ce- 
dartown ; Powder Spring Circuit, Blairsville 
Mission, and Franklin Circuit. On the last- 
named work his health gave way and he 
was superannuated, which relation he sus- 
tained at the time of his death. Brother 
Quillian was a man of rare character and 
endowments. Never of robust frame, and 
forced to take special precautions as to his 
health through the greater part of his life, 
he yet found time and opportunity to preach, 
visit, and write in the interests of the 
Church. His preaching, his frequent con- 
tributions to the religious press, and his 
books gave evidence of a mind rich in spir- 
itual and poetic material, and of that high 
order which commands the closest atten- 
tion, while it affords the purest pleasure. 
As his life lengthened out in the peaceful 
retirement of his happy home, he came 
nearer and nearer to the hearts of his neigh- 
bors and friends. He was their counselor 
and comforter in times of distress and pre- 
plexity; married their children and buried 
their dead. His conversation truly was in 
heaven, and death was to him only a transi- 
tion to a happier and holier state. 

E. T. Hendrick was born in Warren Coun- 
ty, Ga., November 21, 1856. He was power- 
fully converted when about fourteen years 
of age. He was licensed to preach in 1876, 
and admitted on trial into the North Geor- 
gia Conference in 1880. In 1883 he was 
happily married to Miss Georgia Lovingood, 
who, with four children, survives him. His 
death occurred at Thomaston, Ga., August 1, 
1891. His Conference history is as follows: 
Lavonia Circuit (as supply), 1880; Franklin 
Springs Mission, 1881 ; Etowah Mission, 1882; 
Hiwassee Mission, 1883; Salt Springs Mis- 
sion, 1884; E to wall Circuit, 1885; Morgan- 
town Mission, 1886; Tilton Mission, 1887; 
Fairmount Circuit, 1888 ; Coosa Circuit, 1889 ; 
Upson Mission, 1890-91. This list of ap- 
pointments tells of a life of hard work with 
little pay. But it tells yet more emphatic- 
ally of a life consecrated to Christ and his 
Church. Brother Hendrick’s endowments 
for this work were : A body of unusual size 
and vigor, a clear, w r ell -balanced mind, a 
will which faltered at no difficulties, and a 
faith which took hold upon Christ and his 
word like the heart of a little child. He 
was a man of sweet and gentle nature, pa- 
tient and earnest, asking only the privilege 
of serving the Church of his Lord; and wfith 
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only one purpose — that of fidelity to the 
trust reposed in him. He died at his post, 
laying down his life as a sacrifice to the 
cause he loved so well. A good man has 
gone from us — one true and tried, pure and 
faithful — and his “ works do follow him.” 

Eli Smith was born in Jackson County, 
Ga., and was about forty-three years old at 
the time of his death. His parents were 
religious, and at an early age he joined the 
Church to which he gave his life. He was 
received on trial in the North Georgia Con- 
ference, November 27, 1872; ordained a dea- 
con by Bishop Wightman in 1874; and an 
elder by Bishop Pierce in 1876. He served 
Clayton Mission in 1873; Pike Circuit, 1874; 
Cleveland, 1875-76; Roswell, 1877; Blairs- 
ville, 1878; Waleeca, 1879; Danielsville, 1880 
-81; Dawsonville, 1882; Ringgold, 1883; 
Clarkesville, 1884-85; Homer, 1886; Beth- 
lehem, 1887-88; Fairmount, 1889; Coosa 
Circuit, 1890; Ringgold, 1891. These nine- 
teen appointments were faithfully served, 
with the exception of Coosa in 1890. Ow- 
ing to the condition of his health, he was 
permitted to rest. From a record in his 
Bible, I find that he received one thousand 
nine hundred and fifty-one persons into the 
Methodist Church, or a little over one hun- 
dred annually. At the time of his death 
thirty-three had joined the Church on the 
Ringgold Circuit. This w^as the least num- 
ber that he had ever received. On the Ros- 
well Circuit he received two hundred and 
sixty-one. His annual salary ran from $34 
to $575. Most of the years in these nine- 
teen he received less than $400. He wae 
twice married. His first wife was Miss Hat- 
tie Trimble, of Bartow County. They w r ere 
married December 23, 1879. She died De- 
cember 7, 1889. His second w r ife was Miss 
Helen Trimble. They were married Octo- 
ber 24, 1890. He leaves two children by his 
first wife. He preached his last sermon on 
August 30, 1891, at Boynton’s, on the Ring- 
gold Circuit. One distinguishing character- 
istic of Brother Smith was his power over 
men. Without seeming effort or intention 
he led and controlled them. In addition to 
his gifts and unction as a preacher, he had 
that rare wisdom of knowing just how' to 
bring the penitent soul to Christ. He 
worked to the close of life, preaching on 
the Sunday before his death on the Saturday 
following. On September 5, at 4 o’clock in 
the afternoon, after talking triumphantly 
of a crown and kingdom, the chariot of his 
Lord called for him. He stepped within, 
and was borne into the mansions of bliss. 

Weyman H. Potter was born in Laurens 
County, S. C., April 11, 1828. He was con- 
veiled to God at the early age of tw T elve 
years, at Salem Camp Ground. In 1851 he 
was married to Miss Sarah Betterson, and 
this happy union continued for nearly forty 
years, during which time five children were 



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born unto them. His second marriage was 
to Mrs. Georgia S. Bray in 1890. Dr. Better’s 
Conference history is as follows: He joined 
the Georgia Conference in 1853, and was 
sent to Cuthbert in 1854-55; Andrew Fe- 
male College, 1856; Hamilton, 1857; Trinity 
Church (Savannah), 1858-59; Rome, 1860; 
St. John, 1861-62; Georgia Relief Hospital 
Association, 1863-65; St. John (Augusta), 
1866. 'He was presiding elder of the Au- 
gusta District, 1867-70; Atlanta District, 
1871-74; Athens District, 1875-78; La 
Grange District, 1879-81; Rome Station, 
1882. In the early part of 1882 he left 
Rome to take the editorial chair of the 
Wesleyan Christian Advocate, and continued 
in this position during 1883-89. He was 
Missionary Secretary in 1890-91, until his 
valuable and honored life closed at Austell, 
Ga., October 11, 1891. The early years of 
this gifted and distinguished man gave 
promise of the rich endowments which un- 
ceasingly unfolded and enlarged to the close 
of his life. In 1849 he graduated at Emory 
College with the highest honors of his class. 
His brain power was ponderous and mass- 
ive, so that his acquired learning was 
grounded upon foundations of extraordi- 
nary strength. As a preacher his great 
mind grasped the fundamental truths of 
the word of God, and his sermons mani- 
fested the genius of keenest analysis and 
clearest exegesis. In preaching he usually 
began calmly, advanced steadily, gathering 
step by step related truths to his main 
theme, until the side lights were all con- 
verged into the focal blaze of his thought, 
which now shone upon his audience a sun- 
burst of brilliancy and power. There were 
times when he preached with such wonder- 
ful unction as to bear his hearers completely 
aloft with him, sweeping everything in the 
spiritual current of his mighty baptismal 
tide. At Trinity Church, Atlanta, a great 
sermon by him, on Missions, confirmed the 
heart of Miss Laura Haygood in a determi- 
nation to go as missionary to China. As a 
presiding elder he w T as esteemed in the cab- 
inet, as well as by his brethren in his dis- 
tricts, one of the wisest, tenderest, most 
faithful and successful officers of the Church. 
He was many times elected to the General 
Conference; was a delegate to the first Ecu- 
menical Conference (London); also to the 
second, at Washington, D. C. He w r as Presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees of the AVes- 
leyan Female College, and a member of the 
Board of Trustees of Emory College. In ed- 
iting the Wesleyan Christian Advocate for eight 
years, he kept our Church organ in the fore- 
front of all the grand religious movements 
of the times. His writings w’ere always 
fresh and strong. When made Missionary 
Secretary, those w r ho knew him felt that his 
long study of the mission fields, and advo- 
cacy of the cause made him in this depart- 
ment “the chariot of” our “Israel, and the 
horsemen thereof.” Returning home from 



the Holston Conference sick, he passed into 
the heavens after a short illness in the bo- 
som of his family at his home, in Austell^ 
Ga. A mighty man and prince in Israel 
has fallen. His end was peace. 



Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless in 
their life and official administration? Their 
names were called over, one by one, and 
their characters examined and passed, ex- 
cept that of I. M. Blanton, who w r as expelled 
for immorality. 

Ques. 21. AVhat is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Athens District. 





Mem- 

bers. 


Loc’l’ 

Pr's. 


First Clmrclv 


593 


4 


Oconee Street...'..... 


354 


2: 


Factory Mission 


279 


1 


Athens Circuit 


387 




Watkinsville 


490 


a 


Winterville 


4(58 


i 




292 


i 


W ood stock 








24(5 




Green Circuit 


315 




White Plains * 


383 


2 


Norwood 


507 


a 


Washington 


197 






523 


2 


Little River 


370 


3 


Jefferson Mission 


212 


2 




5,693 


24 



North Atlanta District. 





1,310 

600 


ft 




2 




1 


Merritt’s Avenue 


157 


4 


Hendrix Mission 


331 


1 




141 






530 


2 




458 


4 




507 


4 




540 


& 


W'oodstock 


401 


3 




410 


3 




335 


a 




359 


1 




152 


4 




165 


1 




318 


2 




344 


2 




203 


1 


Powder Springs 


555 


1 






South Atlanta District. 


8,219 

1.045] 


49 

ft 

ft 

a 




753 

654 


St. Paul’s.... 




390 


i 




270 

279 


2 




2 




584 

426 


2 






Palmetto and Faii’burn 


309 


1 


Palmetto Circuit 


508 


3 




208 






540 


1 




413 


4 




436 






240 




Morrow’s Station 


491 


2 




521 


1 




584 


2 








8,651 


36 



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83 



Augusta District. 



St. John 

St. James 

Asburv 

St. Luke 

Broad Street 

Richmond 

Grovetown , 

Appling 

Harlem 

Thomson 

Mesena 

Warren ton 

Culve'rton 

Sparta 

Hancock 

Milledgeville .... 

Baldwin 

South Baldwin 



Datdonega District. 

Dahlonega 

Lumpkin Mission 

Cleveland , 

Clayton 

Towns County Mission 

Blairsville 

Morgantown 

Ellijay 

Jasper 



Dalton District. 



Dalton 

Dalton Circuit- 
Spring Place ... 

Cohutta 

Tunnel Hill 

Ringgold 

Chiekamauga.. 

Kensington 

Lafayette 

Subligna 

Summerville ... 
Floyd Springs., 

Calhoun 

Adairsville 

Fairmount 

Tilton 

Kingston 



Elberton District. 




Gainesville District ( Continued ). 



Logansville 

Gwinnett 

Jug Tavern 

Monroe 

Flowery Branch. 
Dawson ville 



236 

348 

1,055 

351 

248 

479 

251 

294 



4 

2 

11 



Griffin 

Milner 

Orchard Hill 

Zebylon 

Barnesville 

Upson Mission... 

The Rock 

Thomaston 

Culloden 

Forsyth 

Forsyth Circuit. 

West Monroe 

Senoia 

Turin 

Jonesboro 

Hampton 

Concord 



Griffin District. 



Elberton 

Bethlehem 


394 

451 


2 

2 




757 


3 




628 




49S 


3 


Carnesville 


633 


4 


Lavonia 






Toccoa 


287 




Clarkes ville 


192 


1 


Cornelia 


325 






240 


3 


Daniclsville 


440 


Jefferson 


444 


5 


Harmony Grove 


782 


1 


Lincolnton 


317 




Homer 


655 


4 






Gainesville District. 


7,498 


29 


Gainesville 


619 


6 


Mvrtle Street 


125 


3 


Gainesville Circuit 


409 


4 


Hall Circuit 


454 


8 




329 


2 


Chestatee 


361 


1 


Alpharetta 


483 


1 


Roswell 


600 


4 


Norcross 


768 

25( 


4 


Lawrence ville 


1 


North Gwinnett 


36C 


1 


Snellville 


281 


1 



Covington 

Conyei-s 

Lithonia 

Clarkston 

Decatur 

Social Circle.... 

Newborn 

Shady Dale 

Monticello 

Madison 

Rutledge 

Eatonton 

East Putnam.. 
West Putnam. 

Hillsboro 

Morgan 

Ocmulgee 

Clinton.... 



j Rome District. 



Mem- [Loc’l 
bers. I Pr’a. 



184 


1 


La Grange 


3,446 


28 












394 


4 




463 


3 




372 


1 




400 


1 




254 


2 




390 


1 


Chipley 


293 


4 


Pine Mountain 


385 


1 




568 


2 




414 


4 




740 


2 




389 




Bowden 


914 


5 




516 


5 


West Heard 


737 


4 


Whitesburg 


345 

593 


2 

1 


Oxford District. 

Oxford 1 


8,167 


42 



First Church 

Second Church 

City Mission 

Forestville 

Coosa Circuit 

Cave Spring 

Cave Spring Circuit. 

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Rock Mart 

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482 


5 


536 


1 


458 


4 


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North Georgia Conference , 1891. 



Rome District ( Continued ). 



bers. Pr’s. 



East Paulding 

Paulding Mission... 

Villa Rica 

Hickory Level 

Buchanan Mission . 

Tallapoosa 

Carters ville 



185 

208 

500 

628 

410 

180 

495 



Recapitulation. 



4 

10 

4 

6 



6,9001 50 



Athens District.. 
North Atlanta u 
South Atlanta “ 
Augusta “ 

Dahlonega “ 

Dalton “ 

Elberton “ 

'Gainesville “ 

Gi’itlin “ 

La Grange “ 

Oxford “ 

Rome “ 



Total this year. 
Total last year 



5.693 

8.219 

8.651 

7.910 

3,446 

8,167 

7,498 

8,145 

6,588 

7.637 

7.205 

6,900 



24 

49 
36 

25 
28 
42 
29 
52 
18 
23 
39 

50 



86,059 

81.112 



415 

411 



Increase i 4,947 

Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 1,846. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 3,922. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 710. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 5,257. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 45,960. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $18,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $15,484.56. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $19,039.62; Do- 
mestic Missions, $8,606.03. Total, $27,646.65. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $4,419.74. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
Is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 737* ; value, $1,053,825. 

Ques. 32. What is the Humber, and what 
Is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 147 ; value, $207,178. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Emory College: Teachers, 15; stu- 
dents, 279; endowment, $200,000; value of 
property, $125,000. Wesleyan Female Col- 
lege: Teachers, 18; students, 306: endow- 
ment, $50,000; value of property, $250,000. 
Da Grange Female College: Teachers, 17; 
students, 207 ; value of property, $75,000. 
Dalton Female College: Teachers, 10: stu- 
dents, 135; value of property, $4,000. Rein- 
hardt Normal College : Teachers, 5: students, 
212; value of property, $5,000. Piedmont In- 
stitute : Teachers, 7 ; students, 200 ; value of 
property, $10,000. Georgia Female College: 
Value of property, $8,000. Young L. G. 
Harris College: Value of property, $11,000. 



Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Madison, Ga. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

ATHENS DISTRICT.' 

H. H. Parks , P. E. 

Athens: First Church, T. R. Kendall. 

Oconee Street, T. O. Rorie. 

Factory, H. W. Morris. 

Athens Circuit, C. A. Conaway. 

Watkinsville, E. B. Rees. 

Winterville, E. K. Akin ; E. G. Murrah, Sup. 
Lexington, E. A. Gray. 

Woodstock, J. C. Sorrow, supply. 

Greensboro, J. J. Ansley. 

Green, F. W. McCleskey. 

White Plains, J. B. Allen. 

Norwood, J. B. Holland. 

Washington, H. S. Bradley. 

Broad River, A. J. Hughes. 

Little River, Crawford Jackson. 

Apalachee, IT. M. Harrison. 

NORTH ATLANTA DISTRICT. 

J. W. Heidt, P. E. 

Atlanta: First Church, J. B. Robins; J. W. 
Roberts, Sup. 

Payne’s Chapel, S. R. Belk. 

Grace, J. R. McCleskey. 

Merritt’s Avenue, 1. S. Hopkins. 

Hendrix, W. A. Parks. 

Edgewood. J. M. White; J. R. Smith, Sup. 
Epworth, W. F. Colley; J. R. Mason, Sup. 
Fulton, F. P. Brown. 

Marietta, H. J. Ellis. 

Acworth, W..T. Caldwell. 

Cobb, F. R. Smith ; J. A. Burtz, supply. 
Woodstock, S. D. Evans. 

Toonigh, J. N. Sullivan, supply; and James 
W. Taylor, Jr. 

Canton, J. H. Little. 

Walesca. J. T. Daves, Jr. 

Douglasville, J. L. Moon. 

Lithia Springs, Arthur S. Harris. 

Austell, L. H. Edmondson. 

Powder Springs, W. P. Rivers. 

Wesleyan Christian Advocate, V . F. Glenn, 
Editor. 

Missionary Secretary, H. C. Morrison. 
Georgia School of Technology, I. S. Hop- 
kins, President. 

Orphans’ Home, H. L. Crumley, Agent. 
Reinhardt Normal College, C. E. Pattillo, 
President. 

Preachers’ Aid Society, C. E. Evans, Agent. 

SOUTH ATLANTA DISTRICT. 
Thomas F. Pierce , P. E. 

Atlanta: Trinity, Walker Lewis. 

Walker Street. J. R. King. 

St. Paul, W. T. Bell. 

Park Street, J. W. Lee. 

Asbury and West Side, W. P. Smith. 

St. John, C. C. Cary. 



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North Georgia 

East Point, C. V. Weathers. 

Bolton, J. M. Owens; B. F. Payne, Sup. 
Palmetto and Fairburn, T. A. Seals; L. P. 
Neese, Sup. 

Palmetto Circuit, W. C. Fox. 

Jackson, J. H. Eakes. 

Fayetteville, John Speir. 

Inman, C. M. Verdel. 

Flovilla, J. M. Tumlin. 

Jenkinsburg, R. A. Eakes, supply. 

Morrow’s Station, E. C. Marks. 

McDonough, J. E. Rosser. 

Snapping Shoals, D. C. Brown. 

Conference Colporter, W. A. Dodge. 

AUGUSTA DISTRICT. 

George W. Yarbrough , P. E. 

Augusta: St. John, W. W. Wadsworth. 

St. James, W. F. Quillian. 

Asbury, J. W. G.Watkins. 

St. Luke, B. E. L. Timmons. 

Broad Street, B. F. Fraser. 

Richmond, J. I). Milton. 

Grovetown, R. Toombs DuBose. 

Apjding, A. D. Echols. 

Harlem, H. L. Embrv; A. S. Adams, Sup. 
Thomson, A. W. Williams. 

Mesena, J. T. Curtis. 

Warrenton, W. T. Irvine. 

Culverton, G. W. Thomas. 

Sparta, E. R. Cook. 

Hancock, A. G. Worley and John R. Lewis. 
Milledgeville, A. C. Thomas. 

Baldwin, J. V. M. Morris. 

South Baldwin, F. L. Church. 

Missionary to Japan, S. Shaw. 

Asylum Chaplain, T. H. Gibson. 

Paine Institute, R. L. Campbell, Professor. 

DAHLONEGA DISTRICT. 

M. J. Cofer, P. E. 

Dahlonega, A. B. Pope ; G. Hughes, Sup. 
Lumpkin, W. L. Singleton. 

Cleveland, N. C. Ledford, supply. 

Clayton, W. A. Simmons, supply, and Clay- 
ton Quillian. 

Towns, C. C. Spence ; J. II. Ellis, supply. 
Blairsville, T. C. Hughes, supply, and F. R. 
Seaborn, supply. 

Morganton, J. C. Atkinson, supply. 

Ellijay, W. T. Hunnicutt. 

Jasper, Ford McRee. 

Dawsonville, G. W. Farr. 

Clarksville, A. H. S. Bugg ; Robert McClure, 
supply. 

Mossy Creek Academy, H. R. Davies. 

Young L. G. Harris College, C. C. Spence, 
President. 

DALTON DISTRICT. 

W. C. Dunlap , P. E. 

Dalton, A. W. Quillian. 

Dalton Circuit, J. R. Speck. 

Cohutta, Thomas J. Turner, supply. 

Spring Place, J. N. Myers. 



Conference, 1891. 

Mt. Zion, N. A. Parsons, supply. 

Fairmount, E. M. Stanton. 

Calhoun, W. T. Hamby. 

Adairsville, F. S. Hudson. 

Resaca and Tilton, John D. Pope, supply. 
Floyd Springs, William Murdock. 

Subligna, L. D. Coggin. 

Summerville, George W. Griner ; W. C. Sam- 
pler, supply. 

La Fayette and Trion, F. Walton. 
Chickamauga, R. R. Johnson. 

Kensington, W. R. Kennedy. 

Ringgold, H. M. Newton. 

Tunnel Hill, J. W. Gober, supply. 

Kingston, J. E. England. 

Dalton Female College, G. J. Orr, President. 

ELBERTON DISTRICT. 

J. F. Mixon, P. E. 

Albert on, W. L. Wootten. 

Bethlehem, L. M. Lyle. 

Bowman, F. D. Cantrell ; W. T. Norman, Sup. 
Hartwell, J. Ware Brown. 

Rovston, J. M. Sewell. 

Carnesville, R. B. 0. England. 

Lavonia, M. D. Smith. 

Toccoa, B. P. Allen. 

Avalon, W. A. Cooper, supply. 

Danielsville, N. E. McBreyer. 

Jefferson, George T. King. 

Harmony Grove, W. R. Branham, Jr. 
Lincolnton, Sanford I^eake. 

Mayesville, W. M. D. Bond. 

GAINESVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. T. Gibson, P. E. 

Gainesville, M. L. Underwood. 

Myrtle Street and Pendergrass, L. P.Winter. 
Hall Circuit, S. H. Braswell, supply. 
Flow r erv Branch, J. A. Sewell. 

Buford, W. A. Fariss. 

Chestatee, I. G. Davis, supply. 

Cumming, H. M. Strozier. 

Jug Tavern, C. S. Owens. 

Gwinnett, W. R. Stilwell, supply. 
Lawrenceville and Suwanee, S. B. Led- 
better. 

Logansville, J. F. Balis. 

Monroe, W. B. Dillard. 

Snellville, F. A. Ragsdale, supply. 

Norcross, J. W. Quillian. 

Alpharetta, J. L. Ware. 

•Roswell, T. F. McCarty. 

Belton, A. C. Cantrell. 

GRIFFIN DISTRICT. 

J. S. Bryan, P. E. 

Griffin, B. H. Sasnett. 

Griffin Mission, C. C. Davis, supply. 

Milner, O. B. Quillian. 

Orchard Hill, L. II. Green. 

Zebulon, S. R. England. 

Barnesville. H. J. Adams. 

Upson, J. W. Bailey. 

The Rock, W. G. Hanson. 




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Thoraaston, D. J. Myrick. 

Cnlloden, R. A. Seale. 

Forsyth, J. M. Bowden. 

Forsyth Circuit, R. P. Martyn. 

West Monroe, B. Sanders ; R. W. Rogers, Sup. 
Senoia, T. H. Timmons. 

Turin, W. J. Cotter. 

Jonesboro, W. M. Winn. 

Hampton, B. H. Trammell. 

Concord, Robert Hamlin, supply. 

LA GRANGE DISTRICT. 

W. F. Cook, P. E. 

La Grange, W. D. Anderson. 

Troup and Factory, W. H. Speer. 

West Point, W. R. Foote. 

West Point Circuit, J. S. Embry. 
Hogansville, J. T. I^owe and P. A. Heard. 
Grantville, W. W. Rrinsfield. 

Newnan, F. G. Hughes. 

North Coweta and Pierce Chapel, J. S. 
Askew r . 

Chipley,T. J. Christian; one to be supplied. 
Greenville and Trinity, J. M. Lowry ; S. D. 
Clements, Sup. 

Meriwether, J. S. L. Sappington. 

Woodbury, E. H. Wood. 

Carrollton, J. R. Parker. 

Whitesburg, A. Lester. 

Roopville, J. P. Burgess. 

Bowden, W. E. Tarpley. 

Franklin, W. T. Hamilton; G. C. Andrews, 
Sup. 

West Heard, W. L. Davenport, supply. 

La Grange Female College, H. M. Smith, 
Professor. 

OXFORD DISTRICT. 

R. J. Bigham, P. E. 

Oxford, M. H. Eakes and W. A. Candler. 
Covington, R. W. Bigham. 

Conyers, M. H. Dillard. 

Lithonia, J. W. Stipe. 

Clarkeston. J. A. Reynolds. 

Decatur, P. M. Rybiirn. 

Social Circle, J. T. Richardson. 

Newborne, J. H. Daniel. 

Shady Dale, T. J. Warlick. 

Monticello, 0. C.' Simmons. 



Madison, S. P. Richardson. 

Rutledge, J. L. Ivey, supply. 

Eatonton, J. A. Timmerman. 

East Putnam, H. M. Quillian. 

West Putnam, W. Dunbar. 

Morgan, C. L. Pattillo. 

Ocmulgee, H. M. Newton, supply. 

Clinton, M. H. Edwards: J. J. Morgan, Sup. 
Emory College, W. A. Candler, President; 
M. Calloway, J. S. Moore, Julius Magath, 
Henry S. Bradley, Jr., J. E. Dickey, Pro- 
fessors. 

ROME DISTRICT. 

W. P. Lovejoy, P. E. 

Rome: First Church, W. W. Bays. 

Second Church, George W. Duval. 

City Mission, C. A. Jamison. 

Forestville, T. S. Edwards. 

Coosa, W. B. Austin. 

Cave Spring, W. S. Stevens. 

Cave Springs Circuit, J. E. Rorie. 

Cedartowm, J. T. Daves; J. T. Norris, Sup. 
Cedartown Circuit, T. J. Edwards; J. D. 
Turner, supply. 

Rock Mart, R. F. Eakes; R. H. Jones, Sup. 
Dallas, W. J. Wood. 

East Paulding. J. E. Russell. 

Paulding, C. E. Dowdell, supply. 

Villa Rica, M. S. Williams. 

Hickorv Level, S. W. Rogers. 

Buchanan, J. C. Edmondson, supply; J. M. 

Crowe, supply. 

Tallapoosa, W. F. Robison. 

Cartersville, J. H. Mashburn. 

Piedmont Institute, E. W. Ballenger, Prin- 
cipal. 

Orphans’ Home, S. P. Jones, Agent. 

J. W. McCrary transferred to the Indian 
Mission Conference. 

Henry F. Branham, B. H. Green, D. M. 
Edwards, J. F. Davis, J. J. N. Kenney, L. A. 
Green, John F. Tyson, and J. W. F. Gilreath 
transferred to the Pacific Conference. 

A. A. Tilley transferred to the Los Ange- 
les Conference. 

A. B. Weaver transferred to the South- 
west Missouri Conference, and stationed at 
Benton. 



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Louisiana Conference , 189L 



87 



LOUISIANA CONFERENCE. 

Held at Alexandria, La., December 16 - 21 , 1891 . 
Bishop Keener, President; John T. Sawyer, Secretary. 



Question 1 . Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Samuel S. Bogan, James Russell 
Roy, Noel B. Norwood, John B. Kent, C. R. 
Seward, William D. Gaskins, William A. 
Richardson. 7. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? James 
Matthew Henry, in class of second year; 
Benjamin H. Sheppard, William F. Sanders, 
Henry M. Banks, H. W. Knickerbocker, E. 
T. Denson, in class of first year. 6. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? Richard 
M. Walker, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Henry Herman Ahrens, Isaac T. 
Reames, William George Evans, William 
Schulhle, Charles E. McDonald, Ewel L. Sin- 
geltary. 6. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? E. B. Galloway, 
from the Little Rock Conference; John 
White Davis, from the Texas Conference. 2. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
John F. Foster, Thomas L. Lallance, George 
E. Greene, A. D. McVoy, Jr., Charles F. 
Staples, James E. Riddle, Walter Dunston, 
James J. Kelly. 8. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Isaac T. Reames, William 

G. Evans, William Schulhle, Charles E. Mc- 
Donald. 4. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? I. T. Reames, W. G. Evans, 
W. Schulhle. C. E. McDonald. 4. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? John M. Nelson, Henry C. Mur- 
phy, George W. Bruce, Thomas J. Martin, 
Wilson Lumpkin Hamil, James Matthew 
Henry. 6. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
•dained deacons? J. M. Nelson, II. C. Mur- 
phy, G. W. Bruce, T. J. Martin, W. L. Hamil, 
J. M. Henry. > 6. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? W. J. Porter, J. B. Williams, 
C. B. Carter, C. M. Lyons, James E. Densen, 
W. H. Hill. 6. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? W. J. Porter, ,T. B. Williams, 
C. P>. Carter, C. M. Lyons, J. E. Densen, W. 

H. Hill. 6. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
•elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
• dained elders ? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? J. 
1L Calloway. 1. 



Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? E. B. 
Galloway, A. M. Wailes, Walter Dunstan, 
Christian Keener. 4. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? J. H. 
Stone, P. H. Diffenweirth, Jesse Fulton, E. 
W. Yancey, George Jackson, R. S. Trippett, 
E. B. Foust, J. L. Wright, M. C. Manly. 9. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? John Pipes, B. F. Alex- 
ander. 2. 

John Pipes was born in Ouachita Parish, 
La., February 21, 1818. In his boyhood the 
church services of the neighborhood were 
held at his father’s house. He was con- 
verted October 14, 1840, while on his way 
to a camp meeting near Minden, La., at 
which place he was received into the Church 
by Rev. Richmond Randle. In 1842 he re- 
ceived license to exhort from Rev. Edwin 
Phillips, pastor of the Ouachita Circuit. In 
1843 he was licensed to preach by the Quar- 
terly Conference, where Rev. D. M. Wiggins, 
presiding elder, presided, and was admitted 
on trial into the Mississippi Conference at 
Woodville, at the close of this year, and 
was sent to Caddo Circuit as junior preacher 
with Rev. P. M. Goodwyn. In 1844 Bishop 
Janes, who presided at the Conference con- 
vened at Port Gibson, sent him to Monroe 
Circuit as junior preacher with Rev. R. M. 
Crowson. He was ordained deacon by 
Bishop Soule at New Orleans in 1845, and 
was sent to the East Feliciana Circuit as 
junior preacher with Rev. Thomas Clinton. 
In January, 1847, he was present at the or- 
ganization of the Louisiana Conference, and 
w r as sent to Andrew" Chapel, in New Orleans. 
At the next Conference, which met at Min- 
den, Bishop Paine ordained him elder, and 
sent him to the Preston Colored Mission, 
which work he served three years (1848-50). 
In 1851 he was sent to the Chicot Circuit; 
1852, Milliken’s Bend; 1853-54, Mansfield 
and Pleasant Hill; 1855, Homer Circuit; 
1S56-57, Bastrop; 1858-60, Shreveport Dis- 
trict, as presiding elder; 1861-62, Pleasant 
Hill Circuit; 1863-65 (as a war measure), 
Natchitoches Mission; 1866-69, Mansfield 
Circuit; 1870-73, Shreveport District; 1874- 
77, De Soto Circuit; 1878-81, Logansport 
Mission ; 1882-83, Caddo Circuit; 1884, Grand 
Cane Circuit. At the Conference in Min- 
den in January, 1885, Brother Pipes, in a very 
affecting talk, asked to be placed upon the 
superannuated list, which was done with re- 
gret to all. From that time on he lived for 



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88 Louisiana Conference, 1891. 



heaven, and as far as he was able worked 
for the good of his fellows. In 1849 he was 
married to Miss Harriet Postell Shaffer, who 
bore to him four children, and who, for over 
forty-two years, was a helpmate worthy of 
such a man. Brother Pipes was a man of 
the most transparent character. His sim- 
plicity was very marked. His integrity of 
purpose was above question. His earnest- 
ness in work was rarely equaled. His love 
for his friends was beautiful to see. His de- 
votion to the Church was never excelled. 
His quietness of manner was most striking. 
His preaching was fervent, practical, and 
pathetic. His administration of discipline 
was loving and judicious. His purity of 
life was a most attractive exhibition of the 
pow T er of divine grace. He loved God and 
worshiped him most devotedly. He loved 
men and wrought diligently for their phys- 
ical, mental, and moral improvement. Lou- 
isiana Methodism has received much from 
the life and work of her loved and loving 
son, Rev. John Pipes. For several years 
Brother Pipes has been in a low state of 
health. He went on a visit to his daughter 
in the early summer, in hopes that a more 
bracing climate would recover him suffi- 
ciently to enable him to meet his brethren 
once more in Conference. This w T as the 
great desire of his heart, expressed in a let- 
ter to the editor just as he was leaving for 
Missouri. God had better things for him. 
That trip was his last earthly journey, and 
in the midst of those he loved so well he 
paased into the beatitudes above. The 
writer loved him as a father, and the tears / 
flow at the thought that we shall see him 
no more on earth. Respected by all his 
brethren, highly esteemed by his friends, 
honored of all men, and loved by his Saviour, 
he lived and wrought and has attained to 
his reward. A day before his death he dic- 
tated the following, addressed to Bishop 
Keener and the members of the Louisiana 
Conference: “ It was my greatest earthly de- 
sire to see you again and be with you at 
Conference. This I am denied. Since Au- 
gust 1 — three long months — I have been 
prostrated from sickness; not able to get up 
when I was dow r n without help. I shall see 
you no more, my precious friends, especially 
mine among the older members of the Con- 
ference. I learned to love you all very 
much, especially you, my dear bishop. I 
have been deprived these three months of 
any religious privileges; have imt seen a 
Methodist preacher. When you think of 
me, think of me as being very, very happy 
on the other shore. This is what I have 
lived for, and I have attained to my reward. 
My dear love to you and the brethren.” . 

B. F. Alexander, son of Amzi C. Alexan- 
der and Elizabeth Watkins Holliday, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Charles Holliday, was born near 
Scottsville, Alien County, Kv., April 12, 1829. 
His education was received in the Seminary 



of his native town. He was converted at 
home in March, 1849, and received into full 
Church membership in December of the- 
same year, but had served as Superintend- 
ent of the Sunday school and class leader 
since June previous. He was licensed to 
exhort in 1850, and to preach on Scottsville 
Circuit by Rev. N. H. Lee, presiding elder. 

He was admitted on trial into the Louisville 
Conference in September, 1852, at Louisville, 
Ky., and sent as junior preacher to Hop- 
kinsville Circuit and South Christian Mis- 
sion, but in February, 1853, was placed in 
charge of the mission for the remainder of 
the year. In 1853 he was sent to Rumsey 
Circuit, but returned home after the first 
quarter on account of failing health. He 
was admitted into full connection in 1854; 
ordained deacon by Bishop Paine, and trans- 
ferred to the Louisiana Conference ; and ap- 
pointed by Rev. Dr. Keener to take charge 
of Thibodeaux Station. In 1855 he served 
New 7 Iberia Circuit; 1856, Opelousas Cir- 
cuit, and at the close of the year was or- 
dained elder by Bishop Kavanaugh at Wa- 
terproof, La. In 1857 he served the New 
Orleans Circuit, and during the year the Al- 
giers Church was built and paid for, and the 
Cadiz Street Church, of which St. Charles 
Avenue Church is the successor, was begun. 
From 1858 to 1860 he was agent for Pierce 
and Paine College, and in 1860 in charge of 
Pleasant Hill Circuit. In 1861 he served 
the Lake Providence Circuit; 1862, Grosse 
Tete Circuit; 1863, Washington Circuit, but 
in April he entered the Confederate States’ 
Army as chaplain of the Twenty-eighth 
Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers, where 
he remained in 1864-65. In June, 1865, he 
was appointed presiding elder of Shreve- 
port District, and continued there through 
1869 — the last year increasing his labors by 
becoming agent for the Southwestern Bible 
Society. On November 10, 1867, he wa« mar- 
ried to Miss Frances L. Bow'man, at Mans- 
field, La., by Rev. John Pipes. In 1870-71 
he w r as presiding elder of Lake Providence 
District and agent of the Southwestern Bi- 
ble Society. He w'as in charge of the Wa- 
terproof Circuit in 1872-73 ; Tensas Chapel 
Station, 1874; Delhi and Madison Circuit, 
1875-76; Floyd Circuit, 1877 ; Winnsboro 
Circuit, 1878; Sicily Island, 1879, but in 
May he w as made presiding elder of Delhi 
District by Bishop McTyeire, and continued 
there from year to year through 1882, and 
from January, 1883, to 1886 was sent to 
Shreveport District. In 1882 his wife de- 
parted this life. From 1887 to. 1890 he was 

? residing elder of the Alexandria District, 
n May, 1889, he was married to Mrs. M. E. 
Landrum. In December, 1890, he was ap- . 
pointed to the Morgan City and Patterson j 
Circuit, where, September 29, 1891, he closed 
a useful life. We feel our utter incompe- 
tence to w'rite about such a man as Brother 
Alexander. He was the most complete itin- 
erant we have ever known. He has labored 



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in every pari of Louisiana, either as preach- 
er in charge or as presiding elder; and no 
man ever did more earnest or more faithful 
work. He has served the Church in every 
capacity that usually falls to the lot of a 
preacher. He was a painstaking pastor, 
keeping every department of the work in 
good shape. He was a model presiding 
elder, and with a thorough knowledge of 
Church law and usage he combined a most 
efficient administration. As a college agent 
he was successful as far as he went in that 
work. As an army chaplain no one of that 
class had a stronger hold upon the affections 
of his soldiers. As a representative in the 
General Conference he did good work in 
the committees and upon the Conference 
floor. As a preacher he was earnest and 
forcible, and some of his sermons were real- 
ly eloquent. He was the best Conference 
man we had, watching all the proceedings 
with sympathetic interest and oftentimes 
carrying the day over much opposition. No 
man among us could be so missed on the 
Conference floor as he will be. He loved 
the Church with a sincere love and worked 
for her interests with an untiring devotion. 
Being well known all over the Conference, 
he will be missed everywhere and mourned 
by every one. He suffered much during his 
last illness, but that suffering was the last 
process through which the Holy Spirit led 
his trusting spirit, and we do not doubt that 
when he awoke on the other side of death 
he awoke to the consciousness of a perfect 
likeness to the Saviour he loved so well and 
served so faithfully on earth. Some one 
has said that the place where the good die 
is favored beyond the common walks of life, 
because it is the place where the last battle 
of many campaigns is fought, wdiere the last 
victory is won that ends the war, in endless 
peace, and crowns the victor with life eter- 
nal. We are satisfied, from many affirma- 
tions of the dying, that “ Our Father” some- 
times lifts the veil that kx$, thinly intervenes 
between us and the fair country we seek. 
One who was nearest and dearest told me 
that our departed brother, just before the 
moment of his loosing came, said, like 
Stephen: ‘'I see the Lord, the heavenly 
host; I hear the music of their songs.” 
Filled with more than mortal rapture by 
these visions and strains of heavenly song, 
it is not wonderful, but it would have been 
wonderful if he had not said: “ I am saved, 
cut the cords and let me go.” Gravitation, 
shifting, had turned the other way, and his 
liberated soul rose like an exhalation and 
ascended to be with his risen Lord. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 
Charles Albert Coomb withdrew from our 
Church and ministry. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 



preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



New Orleans District. 





White 

Mem’s. 


Colored 

Mem’s. 


Loc’l 

Pr’s. 


New Orleans: Carondelet Street.. 


606 


2 


4 




434 


1 










1 




131 








105 






Louisiana Avenue 


235 









113 




1 




182 




1 


Plaque-mine and Donaldsonville... 


59 


‘i 






61 








1 10 






339 




4 


Grosse Tete and False River Ct.... 


96 




2 




25 


1 




Lower Coast Mission 


50 


l 






2.821 


7 


I 13 


Shreveport District. 








411 








34 




1 




238 




1 




256 




li 




168 






Many Circuit 


350 


18 


1 




229 


I 


1 




203 i 


2 


Anacoco and Bell wood Circuit 


180 


I 


3 




1 395 






142 






1 133 




i 




331 




2 




39 






212 








171 








isoi 






284 








! | 

i 3,950| 19 


13 



Opelousas District. 



Opelousas and Washington 

Plaqucmine Brulee aua Rayne .... 


284 

473 

100 

222 




1 

% 

1 


Abbeville Circuit 






221 


1 




140 




1 




216 




£ 




207 









98 




1 









2 




828 




1 






2 


Sabine Mission 











2,199 




14 



Alexandria District. 



Alexandria 

Lecompte and Evergreen 

Simmesport Circuit 

Bavou Boeuf Circuit 

Mellville and Big Cane Circuit 

Spring Creek Circuit 

Sugar Town Circuit 

Montgomery Circuit 

Ada Circuit 

Centerville Circuit 

Vidalia and Trinity 

Columbia 

Boyce and Colfax 

Pineville Circuit 

Castor Mission 



117 

11(8 

100 

203 

91 

201 

201 

475 

259 

325 

150 

90 

184 

375 



2,909 



Arcadia District. 



1 

2 
5 

i 

"2 ' 
"i 

3 



15 



Homer Circuit 

Haynesville Circuit 

Miiiden Circuit 

Gibbsland Circuit.... 

Ringgold Circuit 

Sparta Circuit 



4551 

572 1 

297 2 

845 2 

392 2 

3451 .. 









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Arcadia District ( Continued ). 





White' j 


Colored 


Loc’l 




Mem’s. 


Mem’s. 


Pr’s. 




292 




1 




278 




2 


SuramerfleW Circuit 


474 




3 




333 




1 




364 








437 








603 




3 




234 








250 








348 








315 




1 










6,234 




23 



Delhi District. 



Monroe 

West Monroe 

Bastrop 

Lind Grove Circuit 

Delhi 

Floyd Circuit 

Late Providence Circuit. 

Oak Ridge Circuit 

Harrisonburg Circuit 

Waterproof Circuit 

Winnsboro Circuit 

Rayville Circuit 



Recapitulation. 

INew Orleans District 

Shreveport “ 

Opelousas “ 

Alexandria “ 

Arcadia “ 

Delhi “ 

Total this year 

Total last year 

Increase 

Decrease 



288 

142 

76 

240 

65 

329 

107 

164 
161 

90 

165 
170 


1 


1 

1 








1 
















1 








1,997 


| ll 4 



2,821 


7 


13 


3,956 


19 


13 


2.499 




14 


2.969 




15 


6.234 




23 


1,997 


1 


4 


20,476 


27 


82 


20,370 


8 


90 


106 


19 








8 



lection, $690.45; Centenary Endowment 
Fund, $302.85; Scarritt Bible School, $107.- 
10; education of ministers, $112.50. 

Ques.. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Lake Charles, La. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT. 

C. W. Carter , P. E. 

Carondelet Street, W. H. La Prade and W. 
Dunston. 

Felicity Street, J. M. Beard. 

Rayne Memorial, S, S. Keener. 

Moreau Street, J. B. Walker. 

Plaquemine and Donaldson ville, J. E. Riddle. 
Carrollton, J. M. Henry and C. Keener. 
Gretna, to be supplied. 

Parker Chapel, F. N. Parker. 

Louisiana Avenue, John T. Sawyer. 

Algiers, H. S. Johns. 

Baton Rouge, Charles T. Evans. 

Grosse Tete and False River, Noel B. Nor- 
wood. 

Dryades Street, Alfred E. Clay. 

Craps Street and Soroparu, J. B. A. Ahrens. 
Lower Coast Mission, James R. Ray. 
Thibodeaux and Houma, to be supplied. 
Colporter, F. D. Van Valkenburgh. 

New Orleans Christian Advocate , C. W. Car- 
ter, Editor. 

Familien Freund , J. B. A. Ahrens, Editor. 
SHREVEPORT DISTRICT. 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 1,045. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 823. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 218. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 1,363. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 10,179. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $4,500. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $4,116.70. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $5,863.64; Do- 
mestic Missions, $1,253.15. Total, $7,116.79. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $2,368.85. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 234; value, $431,340. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber. 61 ; value, $62,915. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Centenary College (one-half interest) : 
Teachers, 10 ; students, 138 ; endowment, $70,- 
000; value of property, $40,000. Mansfield 
Female College : Teachers, 11 ; students, 166; 
value of property, $30,000. Educational col- 



Robert J. Harp, P. E. 

Shreveport, J. L. Pierce. 

City Mission, to be supplied. 

Mooringsport, William Schulhl^. 

Caddo, S. Hugh Whitley. 

Mansfield, T. K. Faunt Le Roy, 

Many, J. H. Brown. 

Sabine, E. L. Singeltary. 

Grand Cave, T. L. Lallance. 

Anacoco, to be supplied. 

Bellewood and Cane River, to be supplied. 
Pleasant Hill, W. F. Henderson. 
Natchitoches, A. D. McVoy, Jr. 

Coushatta, J. E. Densen. 

Wesley, L. A. Reed. 

Red River, S. J. Davies. 

South Bossier, J. S. Sanders. 

North Bossier, J. B. Williams. 

De Soto, H. J. Boltz. „ __ 

Mansfield Female College, A. D. McVoy, Sr. 
Fort Jessup, S. S. Holliday. 

OPELOUSAS DISTRICT. 

John A. Miller, P. E. 

Opelousas and Washington, T. S. Randle. 
Plaquemine Brulee and Rayne, R. M. Blocker. 
Lafavette, H. Armstrong. 

Crowley, C. B. Carter. 

Abbeville, E. T. Densen. 

New Iberia, F. S. Parker. 

Franklin and Jeanerette, J. B. Cassity. 

Lake Charles, T. J. Upton. 



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Pattersonville and Morgan City, T.B. White. 
Sulphur Mine, J. B. Kent. 

Grand Cheniere, C. F. Staples. 

Indian Bayou, C. R. Seward. 

Lake Arthur, to be supplied (by J. L. Gibson). 
Sabine Mission, to be supplied. 

Huron Mission, to be supplied* 

ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT. 

James Ivy Hoffpauir, P . E. 

Alexandria, Robert Randle. 

Evergreen, C. M. Lyons. 

Simmesport, J. F. Scurlock. 

Melville and Big Cane, J. M. Johnson. 
Spring Creek, H. M. Banks. 

Sugar Town, to be supplied (by R. C. Grace). 
Montgomery, W. H. Hill. 

Ada, B. H. Sheppard. 

Centerville, W. D. Gaskins and E. B. Gallo- 
way. 

Vidalia, H. H. Ahrens. 

Columbia, J. F. Patterson. 

Boyce and Colfax, F. G. Hocutt. 

Pineville, J. F. Wynn. 

Castor, W. G. Evans. 

Bayou Chicot, Wilson Moore. 

Black River Circuit, J. W. Davis. 

ARCADIA DISTRICT. 

John L. P. Sheppard , P. E. 

Homer, James A. Parker ; one to be supplied. 
Haynesville, Harry W. May. 

Minden, J. W. Medlock. 



Ringgold, A. A. Cornett. 

Sparta, J. J. Kelley. 

Arcadia, John F. Foster. 

Summer field, J. 0. Bennett. 

Ruston, J. D. Harper. 

Vienna, Robert Parvin. 

Vernon, Daniel C. Barr. 

Downsville, R. A. Davis. 

Farmersville, W. J. Porter and W. A. Rich- 
ardson. 

Gunnsville, W. F. Sanders and E. M. Wailes. 
Tulip, D. H. McClendon. 

Valley, Reuben S. Collier. 

DELHI DISTRICT. 

II. 0. White, P. E. 

Monroe, B. F. White. 

West Monroe, C. T. Munholland. 

Bastrop, H. W. Knickerbocker. 

Lind Grove, George E. Greene. 

Delhi, J. M. Brown. 

Floyd, C. R. Godfrey. 

Lake Providence, R. S. Isbell. 

Oak Ridge, C. E. McDonald. 

Harrisonburg, R. P. Howell. 

Waterproof, N. S. Cornell. 

Winnsboro, Robert Harry. 

Rayville, Isaac T. Reames. 

Oakley, Samuel S. Bogan. 

Indian Village, George A. Mandeville. 

William Wimberly transferred to the In- 
dian Mission Conference, and stationed at 
Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory. 



i 



CENTRAL MEXICO CONFERENCE. 

Held at the City of Mexico, Mex., November 25-30, 1891. 
Bishop Haygood, President ; L. G. Prieto, Secretary. 



Question 1 . Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. J. S. Pina, Noe Aguilar. 2. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Alejandro 
Mejia, Rafael Garcfa, Teodulo Becerra. 3. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? Rami- 
rez Tello, A. B. Garcfa, Carlos M. Sotomayor, 
F. Mendez. 4. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? V. P. Rubin, S. G. Paz. 2. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? T. Nor- 
wood. 1. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer from 
other Conferences? T. S. Rivera, from the 
Northwest Mexico Mission Conference; A. 
H. Sutherland, from the Mexican Border 
Mission Conference; A. Moya, from the 
Florida Conference. 3. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
;S. M. Reyes. 1. 



Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? V. P. Rubin, S. G. Paz. 2. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? V. P. Rubfn, S. G. Paz. 2. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? None. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? D. O. Monsalvo. 1. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? D. 0. Monsalvo. 1. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? None. 






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Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? None. 
Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? Sostenes Juarez. (No 
memoir.) 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? Members, 2,599 ; local preachers, 40. 
Total, 2,639. (No details.) 

Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 283. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 442. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday- 

schools? 65. . „ , „ 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 

school teachers? 116. _ , 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 1,301. . 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary lor 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $150. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $16.71. To be put in bank 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed lor 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $615.07. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $223.32. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices* 
Number, 32; value, $56,134.37. , 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages ? dum- 
ber, 5; value, $33,061.37. . 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Schools, 26; pupils, 792. . 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? City of Mexico. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

TOLUCA DISTRICT. 

D. F. Waikins, P. E. 

Toluca, E. C. Salazar. 

Joquitzingo, to lie supplied (by D> Navas). 

Villa Guerrero, to be supplied. 

Santa Marfa, to be supplied (by E. Gomez). 

Rincon, D. O. Monsalvo. 

Metepec, to be supplied (by A. Sardaneta). 
Estapam del Oro, N. Gomez, one to be sup- 
plied (by M. Gomez). 

Capulhuac, J. Pina. 



Tepetlixpa, to be supplied (by C. Espinoza- 
and E. Palomino). 

Texcoco, to be supplied (by M. H. Obregon). 
Tula, J. R. Oliva, one to be supplied (by M. 
Culhuaca). 

Caracas (Venezuela), to be supplied. 

American Bible Society in Venezuela, 1 
Norword. 

El Evangelista , A. H. Sutherland, Editor. 
Conference Treasurer, A. H. Sutherland. 



MEXICO DISTRICT. 
A. H. Sutherland , P. E. 



Mexico City: San Andres, B. G. Reyes. 

Nahuatlato, A. Blanco. 

Xoehiaca, J. B. Alarcon. 

Cocotitlan, S. M. Reyes. 

Amecameea, Y. S. Rivera. T T M 

Tulvehualco, to be supplied (by J. i. M. 
Morales). 



SAN LUIS POTOSI DISTRICT. 

G. B. WinUm, P. K 

San Luis Potosi, L. G. Prieto. 

San Luis Potosi (English congregation), G. 

B. Winton; one to be supplied. 

Leon, D. F. Sandoval. 

Aguas(jalientes, D. Paz. 

Puru&ndiro y Zirondaro, P. Godinez. 

Morelia, S. G. Paz. 

Acambaro, V. P. Rubin. . 

El Collegio Central, G. B. Winton, President; 

L. G. Prieto, Professor. 

PUEBLO DISTRICT. 

F. F. Aguilar , P. E. 

Pueblo, A. Portugal. 

Matamoras, R. Garcia. 

Toehimisolco, F. Gonzalez. 

Acatzingo, to be supplied (by A. Ortiz). 
Orizaba, A. Moya. 

Cuernavaca, A. Mejfa. 

Alpuyeca, to be supplied (by D. Ortiz). 
Cuautla, to be supplied (by E. W. Adam). 
Yautepec, to be supplied (by T. Salazar). 
Jonacotepec, to be supplied. 

GUADALAJARA DISTRICT. 

J. D. Scoggins, P. E. 

Guadalajara, M. Zavaleta. 

Tlajomulco, J. M. Sandoval and N. Aguilar 
Ciudad Guzman, to be supplied (by E. »- 
*Femiza). . .. . 

Tecolotlan, M. H. Cuevas, one to be supplied 
(bv A. Hernandez). 

Ahualulco y Tequila, C. Martinez. 

Autlan, to be supplied (by F. Alvarez). 
Cuyutlan and Sn. Cristobal, to be supplied 
(by A. Alvarez). 

Colotlan and Mesquitie, C. C. Mevro. 

Tepic and Santiago, F. Reyes, one to be sup- 
plied (by G. Dalli). 

Santa Maria del Oro, to be supplied (by *. 
Reves). 

Rosa' Morado, T. C. Becerra. _ o _ 
Institute Lopez Cotilla, J. M. Sandoval,, 
Principal. 

J. M. Weems transferred to the Mississip- 
pi Conference. • . 

S. W. Grimes transferred to the Mexican 
Border Conference, and appointed presiding 
elder of the Monterey District. 

Agent of the Church property in the three 
Conferences, S. W. Grimes. 

Revisers of Spanish translations, A. 
Sutherland, G. B. Winton. 



Louisville Conference, 1891 . 



93 



LOUISVILLE CONFERENCE. 

Held at Cadiz, Ky., September 16-21, 189L 
Bishop Wilson, President; Cross Alexander, Secretary. 



Question 1 . Who are admitted on trial? 
Francis E. Lewis, James B. Galloway, Curtz 
Y. Smith, B. F. Sheffer, U. G. Foote, Charles 
W. Hesson, Eugene Harrelson, Claude 
Thompson. 8. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? J. H. Rich- 
ardson, T. J. Winfrey, Joel U. Watson, C.F. 
Hartford, T. F. Roland, W. A. Black, R. H. 
Roe, R. T. McConnell, A. D. Leitchfield, A. 
P. Lyon, J. L. Stamper, A. L. Mell, in class of 
the second year; and J. W. Crowe, in class 
of the first year. 13. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? S. J. 
Loveall. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Elias Smith, James S. Mitchell, C. 

D. Ward, S. P. Stiles, H. G. Summers, Smith 

Givan. 6. , 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? George F. 
Campbell, F. M. Rose. 2. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? C. B. Riddick, 
from the North Alabama Conference. 1. 
Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 

E. E. Joiner, S. F. Ashbrook, W. J. Cole, J. 
B. Seay, in class of the fourth year; J. R. 
Crandell, J. E. King, A. C. Gentle, E. Smith, 
in class of the third year. 8. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
•elected deacons? James S. Mitchell, C. 
Ward, S. P. Stiles, H. G. Summers, SmitlT 
Givan. 5. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? James S. Mitchell, S. P. 
Stiles, C. D. Ward, H. G. Summers, Smith 
Givan. 5. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Alfred Morgan. 1. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Patrick H. Davis, Charles 
W. Myers, Henry T. Gaines. 3. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? Patrick H. Davis, Charles 
W. Myers, Henry T. Gaines. 3. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
Charles W. Myers, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? J. 
J. Ruddell, Silas Spurrier, Val. P. Thom- 
as. 3. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? G. W. 
Cruinbaugh, A. C. DeWitt, Thomas Bottom- 
lev, William Alexander, R. B. McCown, J. 
R. Dempsey, W. W. Mann, J. W. Taylor, W. 



T. Reid, R. H. Rivers, C. Y. Boggess, J. W. 
Bunton, William Hamblen, H. M. Ford. 14. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? Matthew N. Lasley. 1. 

Matthew N. Lasley was born Decem- 
ber 1, 1812; was licensed to preach July 
12, 1834; and admitted into the Kentucky 
Conference, on trial, in the fall of the same 
year. He was ordained a deacon by Bish- 
op Soule October 5, 1836; and an elder by 
Bishop Morris October 1, 1838. He was 
married in March, 1842, to Miss Frances Ann 
Day. During the first six years of his min- 
istry he filled the following charges : Burkes- 
ville, Salt River, Lebanon, Pulaski, Coalbank, 
and Prestonburg. He located in the fall of 
1840, but after some years was readmitted. 

He alternated between the itinerancy and 
the local ranks thereafter, filling some of the 
hardest and some of the best appointments 
in the Conference. In 1881 he was super- 
annuated, and continued in that relation 
until his name was transferred to “ the roll 
of the honored dead.” The above gives a 
very brief and meager outline of a long and 
useful life. For lack of information touch- 
ing the matter, we cannot speak particularly 
of his childhood and youth ; but the fact 
that his father was a Methodist preacher and 
a prominent member of the Conference jus- 
tifies the conclusion that the influences of 
the home were such as to develop early 
Christian character. This conclusion is fur- 
ther strengthened by the fact that both he 
and his brother William entered the minis- 
try in early manhood, he having joined the 
Conference when in his twenty -second year. 
He was a good English scholar, and above 
the average as a preacher. Possessing an 
ardent temperament, and feeling deeply 
the importance of his message, his preach- 
ing was earnest, animated, and searching. 
We record with profound pleasure that in a 
ministry extending through fifty-six years 
no immoral act stained his character. His 
ministry was blessed in the conversion of 
many, and many were comforted and helped 
on their way to the better land. It may be 
truly said of him that he was - a good man, 
full of faith and the Holy Ghost, and much 
people were added to the Lord. In extreme 
age, and weakened by many infirmities, his 
mind became clouded, and he was taken to 
theasylum at Anchorage, where his redeemed 
spirit passed on to be forever with the Lord, j 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 



94 



Louisville Conference, 1891. 



Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Louisville District. 



Princeton District. 





White j 
Mem's, 


Colored 

Mem's. 


Loci 

Pr’s. 




562 




2 


Broadway 


5971 


1 


3 




304 




3 




445 






Jefferson Street 


477 


1 


2 




245 








138 








276 








311 




1 




235 




1 




45 








163 








330 




1 




64 








4,192 


2 


13 



Elizabethtown District. 



Elizabethtown 

Hardinsburg 

Hodgensville 

Vine Grove 

Brandenburg 

Big Spring 

Long Grove 

Falls of Rough 

McDaniel’s 

Constantine 

Stcphensport 

Louisville Circuit. 

Wolf Creek. 

Leitchfleld 

Millerstown 



178! 

217 

344 

447 

375 

441 

2(55 

175 

246! 

455 

165 

408 

250 

214 

260 



4,470l 



Henderson District. 



Henderson 

Henderson Circuit... 

Carydon 

Robards 

Morganfleld 

Morgantield Circuit. 

Caseyville 

Hebbardsville 

Madisonville 

Hanson 

Slaughterville 

Sacramento 

Sebi*ee 

Dixon 



205 

57 

383 

386! 

114 

407 
409 

408 
220 
364 
603 
248 
436 
251 



4,581 



Owensboro District. 



Owensboro: Settle Chapel. 

Main Street 

Owensboro Circuit. 

Yelvington 

Oakford 

Calhoun 

Beech Grove 

Hartford 

Hawesville 

Cloverport 

Rockport 

Ceralvo 

Lewisport 

Fordsville 

South Carrollton 

Livermore 

Rosine 

Rochester 



385 

76 

427 

200 

348 

295 

274 

438 

395 

240! 

251 

312 

360 

389 

356 

285 

515 

263 

5,809 



Princeton 

Marion 

Shady Grove. 

Carrsville 

Smithland 

Dyersburg .... 

Eudyville 

Kuttawa 

Cadiz 

Canton 

Wallonia 

La Fayette... 
Empire 



White | Colored 
Mem's. Mem's. 

! 



I.oc’I 

Pr'i. 



216 

598 

350 

379 

81 

384 

364 

618 

202 

257 

330 

217 

225 



4,221t 



Russellville District. 



Russellville 

Adairville 

Ely ton 

Fairview 

Hopkinsville 

Allensville 

Auburn 

Lewisburg 

Trenton 

Sharon Grove 

Greenville 

Greenville Circuit. 
Crofton Mission ..... 



21 





2 




2 




4 




4 




3 




1 




1 




2 




1 


4 


3 

1 




1 




2 







i 



225 

440 

318 

449 

414 

281 

433 

426 

225 

497 

183 

356 

230 



4,477 

Bowling Green District 

Bowling Green : State Street.... 

Barry Street 

Rich Pond 

Smith’s Grove 

Franklin 

Franklin Circuit 

Glasgow 

New Roe 

Scottsville 

Horse Cave 

Richardsville 

Morgantown 

Brownsville 

Glasgow J unction 

Woodburn ..... 



341 

99 

319 1 

282 

140 

410 

136 

460! 

610] 

339 

390 

262 

174 

300 

241 



Lebanon District. 



2 

1 

2 

5 

l 

1 

5 

1 

24 



Lebanon 

Bardstown 

Springfield 

Bradfordsville 

New Haven 

Canipbellsville 

Mannsville 

Greensburg 

Munfordville 

Shephei’dsville 

Buffalo 

Upton ville 

Magnolia 

Lebanon Junction . 



4,503 



171 

164 
134 
227 
193 
416 
460 
466 
250 
40' 
303 
250 

165 



3,606 



Columbia District. 



Columbia 

Breeding’s 

Thurhrw 

Fountain Run... 

Cumberland 

Albany 

Wayne 

Burkesville 

Monticello 

Russell 

Creelsboro 

Jamestown 

Summer Shade. 



31 



420 

621 

319 

288 

497 

460 

409 

360 

350 

236 

141 

313 

394 

4,808 



1 24 



2 25 



2i 23 



10 > 



2> 44 



95 



Louisville Conference , 1891. 



Recapitulation. 





White 

Mem's. 


Colored 

Mem’s. 


Loc'l 

Pr’s. 


Louisville District 


4,192 


2 


13 


Elizabethtown u 


4,470 


5 


21 


Henderson “ 


4,581 




24 


Owensboro “ 


5,803 


4 


31 


Princeton “ 


4,221 


1 


24 


Russell vj lie “ 


4,477 


2 


25 


Rowling Green “ 


4,503 


2 


23 


Lebanon “ 


3,606 


2 


10 


Columbia “ 


4,808 


2 


44 


Total this year 


40,667 


20 


215 


Total last year 


39,214 




221 


Increase., 


1,453 


20 




Decrease 




6 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized daring the year? 732. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,964. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 319. 



Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 2,237. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 18,647. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the supersfnnuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $4,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $2,209.75. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $4,910.69; Do- 
mestic Missions, $3,001.87. Total, $7,912.56. 

Ques.* 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $1,829.50. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 397 value, $666,400. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 97; value, $123,472. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Institution, 1; officers and teachers, 
12; students, 153 ; value of property, $35,000 ; 
contributed for education of colored people, 
$282.96. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Campbellsville, Ky. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

LOUISVILLE DISTRICT. 

G. H. Overton, P. E. 

Louisville: WalnutStreet, H. C. Settle. 

Broadway, C. B. Riddick. 

Chestnut Street, W. K. Piner. 

Main Street, E. W. Bottomley. 

Jefferson Street, S. H. Lovelace. 

! Portland, G. E. Foskett. 

Asbury Chapel, M. M. Hunter. 

West Broadway, G. W. Dennis. 

Fourth Avenue, Joseph H. Young. 
Jeffersonville, J. S. Scobee. 

Clifton, S. G. Shelley. 

Virginia Avenue, S. C. Allen. 

Middletown, J. W. Bigham. 



Jeffersontown, E. M. Crowe. 

David Morton, Secretary of the Board of 
Church Extension. 

Kentucky Female College, E. Rowley, Pres- 
ident. 

ELIZABETHTOWN DISTRICT. 

R. IF. Browder, P. E. 

Elizabethtown, J. L. Edrington. 

Hardinsburg, L. E. Campbell. 

Hodgensville, G. S. King. 

Vine Grove, R. C. Alexander. 

Brandenburg, W. C. Hayes. 

Big Spring, G. F. C'undiff. 

Long Grove, J. E. King. 

Falls of Rough, T. L. Crandell; S. Spurrier, 
Sup. 

McDaniel’s, R. B. Campbell. 

Stephensport, S. P. Stiles. 

Constantine, A. G. Fraser. 

Louisville Circuit, L. W. Browder. 

Wolf Creek, C. Y. Smith. 

Leitchfield, L. M. Russell. 

Millerstown, J. B. Galloway. 

South Leitchfield, Charles W. Hesson. 

OWENSBORO DISTRICT. 

J. M. Lawson, P. E. 

Owensboro, G. C. Kelly and H. T. Gaines. 
Owensboro Circuit, B. A. Cundiff and W. J. 
Cole. 

Yelvington, B. F. Sheffer. 

Oakford, D. F. Walton. 

Calhoun, J. S. Crandell. 

Beech Grove, J. R. Crandell. 

Hartford, E. E. Pate. 

Hawesville, J. P. Goodson. 

Cloverport, W. C. Brandon. 

Rockport, A. C. Gentle. 

Ceralvo, W. R. Godbey. 

Lewisport, J. S. McDaniel. 

Fordsville, C. F. Hartford. 

South Carrollton, S. L. C. Coward. 

Livermore, W. F. Cashman. 

Rosine, R. D. Bennett. 

BOWLING GREEN DISTRICT. 

D. S. Campbell, P. E. 

Bowling Green, J. W. Lewis and C. D. 

Ward; Val P. Thomas, Sup. 

Bowling Green Circuit, J. G. Freeman. 
Smith’s Grove, A. P. Lyon; J. J. Ruddell, 
Sup. 

Franklin, R. F. Hayes. 

Franklin Circuit, F. A. Mitchell. 

Glasgow, P. T. Hardison. 

New Roe, J. F. DeWitt. 

Scottsville, P. A. Edwards. 

Horse Cave, G. M. Everett. 

Riohardsville, E. E. Joiner. 

Morgantown, L. B. Davison. 

Glasgow Junction, R. H. Roe. 

Woodburn, T. C. Peters. \ 

Munfordville, B. F. Biggs. 

Rochester, A. D. Leitchfield. 

J. F. Bedford, Agent of Col portage. ' 






Illinois Conference , 1891. 



HENDERSON DISTRICT. 

G. H. Hayes, P. E. 

Henderson, J. C. Petrie and U. G. Foote. 
■Corydon, T. J. Randolph. 

Robard, J. C. Brandon. 

Morganlield, V. Elgin. 

Morgantield Circuit, T. V. Joiner. 

Casey ville, W. W. Lambuth. 

Hebbardsville, R. Y. Thomas. 

Madisonville, J. T. Cherry. 

Hanson, J. W. Love. 

Slaughter ville, J. L. Reid. 

•Sacramento, P. C. Duvall. 

Sebree City, W. L. Corbin. 

Dixon, John P. Hogard. 

RUSSELLVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. A. Lewis, P. E. 

Russellville, D. L. Collie. 

Adairville, I. W. Emerson. 

Elkton, J. T. Rushing. 

Fairview, D. S. Bowles. 

Hopkinsville, G. W. Lyon. 

Allensville, J. P. Stubblefield. 

Auburn, P. H. Davis. 

Lewisburg, D. C. Clarkson. 

Trenton, E. H. Morrison. 

Sharon Grove, T. C. Frogge. 

Kirkmansville, E. Harrelson. 

Greenville, J. B. Cottrell. . 

Greenville Circuit, E. Smith. 

Crofton, W. A. Black ; A. McCown, Sup. 
Gross Alexander, Professor in Vanderbilt 
University. 

PRINCETON DISTRICT. 

B. F. Orr, P. E. 

Princeton, J. B. Seay. 

Marion, S. K. Breeding. 

Shady Grove, E. M. Gibbons. 

Salem, Claude Thompson. 

Carrsville, W. H. Archey. 

•Smithland, J. V. Guthrie. 

Smithland Circuit, H. G. Summers. 

Eddy ville, Joseph S. Chandler. 



Lamasco, J. U. Watson. 

Kuttawa, W. F. Hogard. 

Cadiz, Silas Newton. 

Cerulean Springs, R. C. Love. 

Canton, R. T. McConnell. 

La Fayette, J. D. Fraser. 

Empire, J. H. Richardson. 

Dawson, F. E. Lewis. 

LEBANON DISTRICT. 

S. X. HaU, P. E. 

Lebanon, J. D. Sigler. 

Bardstown, George F. Campbell. 

Springfield, J. T. McCormick. 

Bradfbrdsville, W. B. Lucy. 

New Haven, A. L. Mell. 

Campbellsville, C. R. Crowe. 

Mannsville, W. W. Prine. 

Greensburg, S. L. Lee. 

Shepherdsville, W. T. Davenport. 

Buffalo, J. S. Mitchell. 

Upton ville, J. L. Stamper. . 

Magnolia, to be supplied (by John Smith- 
son). 

COLUMBIA DISTRICT. 

J. D. Gilliam, P. E. 

Columbia Circuit, James S. Chandler. 
Breedings, G. W. Shugart. 

Thurlow, S. Givan. 

Fountain Run, T. F. Roland. 

Cumberland, J. W. Crowe. 

Albany, T. G. Harrison. 

Wayne, S. F. Ashbrook. 

Burkesville, J. T. Winfrey. 

Monticello, John L. Brown. 

Russell, to be supplied. 

Creelsboro, F. M. Rose. 

Jamestown, J. L. Murrell. 

Summer Shade, J. M. Thrasher. 

M. H. Wells transferred to the North Ala- 
bama Conference. . 

J. T. Waters transferred to the Florida 
Conference. . 

S. H. Gregory transferred to the Illinois 
Conference. 



ILLINOIS CONFERENCE. 



Held at Wayerly, III., September 23-27, 1891. 



Bishop Hargrove, President ; O. T. Rogers, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. John M. Edwards, Houston J. 
Wheeler, Reece A. Jacobs, Thomas M. Cal- 
vert, Dennis Wesner, Augustus G. Organ, 
Joseph F. Rogers. 7. 



Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? R. J. 
Brewer, J. W. McDaniel, J. P. Hinckle, J. 
H. Bunnell, R. J. Wells. 5. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? W. W. 
Jacobs, J. A. Hall. 2. 



Illinois Conference , 1891. 



97 



Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? H. J. Charlton, G. N. Wilkerson, 
R. Howell, E. E. Gunnett. 4. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? C. P. Brewer, 
/Samuel H. Gregory. 2. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one 
year? C. S. Smith, J. W T . Ogden, Samuel H. 
Gregory, J. E. Garrett, I. R. Haun, J. C. 
Denton, J. M. Gordon, A. C. Clendening. 8. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are elect- 
ed deacons? George N. Wilkerson, Elmer 

E. Gunnett. 2. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? George N. Wilkerson, El- 
mer E. Gunnett. 2. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Thomas W. Brendle, R. J. Watts, 
Joseph F. Sogers, James R. Moody, Joseph 
W. McDaniel, Albert C. Shreve, Richard 
Oliver. 7. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Henry G. Fansler, Thom- 
as W. Brendle, Joseph F. Rogers, James R. 
Moody, Joseph W. McDaniel, Albert C. 
Shreve, Richard Oliver. 7. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? John F. Purdue, William 
M. Nesbitt, Orville T. Rogers. 3. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? John F. Purdue, William . 
M. Nesbitt, Orville T. Rogers. 3. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? Thomas M. Calvert and William T. 
Miller. 2. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? T. M. Calvert, W. T. Miller, 
John H. Ballance. 3. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? E 

F. Senter, P. L. Davis. 2. 

Ques. 17. WTio are supernumerary? The- 
odore Rogers, H. N. Walters. 2. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? R. P_ 
Holt, A. F. Rogers, Herbert Reed. 3. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? Thomas E. Wamsley. 1. 



tendant upon this request will not soon be 
forgotten. He moved to Centralia soon after 
the Conference, where he had organized the 
Church, and where he had preached his last 
sermon. He died at Tomalco in great peace, 
and was laid away to rest at the Hey worth 
Cemetery, until he who is the Resurrection 
and the Ijfe shall call him from his slumbers 
to the full reward of an everlasting inher- 
itance. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one,- 
and their characters examined and passed, 
except those of E. F. Senter, located ; A. D. 
Hocker and C. P. Brewer, expelled ; and J. 
M. Hunter, withdrawn. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Rushville District. 





Whit® 

Mem's. 


Loc’t 

Pr's. 




218 




Rusliville Circuit 


169 


1 




91 






ISO! 






180 


2 




91 




238 






174 


1 




105 

121 


1 




4 










12 






15 








Pana District. 


1,601 1 


12 




106 


1 1 




60 


2 




57 


1 




70 


2 




55 






70 


2 




121 


1 




140 
















679 


9 



T. E. Wamsley was born in Nelson Conn 
ty, Ky., October 25, 1807. His father died, 
leaving him an orphan in early infancy. He 
received the ordinance of baptism while 
very young. In the vigor of young manhood 
he gave his heart and life to God, and joined 
the Methodist Church in 1825 ; was licensed 
to exhort in 1840, and afterward was licensed 
to preach. He moved to McLean County, 
111., in October, 1853; and remained in the 
State until called away by death, October 20, 
1890. Brother Wamsley did efficient work 
for the M. E. Church as a local preacher for 
a number of years; was recognized as an 
elder, and joined the Illinois Conference, at 
Marion, September, 1880. He was full of 
energy and zeal, and did efficient work for 
one of his age, until the Conference at Mur- 
physboro,in 1891, at his request, granted him 
a superannuated relation. The scene at- 



Salem District. 



Salem and Iuka..... 
Kimmindy Circuit. 
Clav City Circuit.. 
Altitmont Circuit.. 

Rinard Circuit 

Xenia Circuit 

Rome Circuit 

Centralia Circuit .. 

Odin Circuit 

Keysport Circuit .. 
Patoka Circuit .... 



118 


1 


132 


4 


400 


3 


317 


1 


120 


1 


206 


2 


300 


5 


182 


2 


200 


1 


113 




277 


1 


2,365 


21 



Ashley District. 



Ashley and Woodlawn 

Nashville Station 

Duquoin Cii’cuit 

De Soto Circuit 

Marion Circuit 

Stone Fort Circuit 

Murphysboro Station... 
Ora Circuit 



188 

ias 

145 

336 1 

201 4 

150 5 

215 2 

228, 1 



i 




Illinois Conference , 1801 . 



El Dara and Detroit, IT. J. Charlton. 

Mt. Sterling, J. M. Edwards. 

Girard, D. T. Hinckle ; T. Rogers, Sup. 

New Douglas, J. P. Hinckle. 

Litchfield, to be supplied. 

Rusliville Mission, to be supplied (by Joseph. 
Quinn). 

Mt. Zion and Hey worth, W. D. Blaylock. 
Sherman and Glenarm, G. W. Jones. 
Taylorville, C. S. Smith. 

Ramsey, R. A. Jacobs. 

Herrick, to be supplied. 

SALEM DISTRICT. 

J. W. Westcott , P. E. 

Kinmundy, W. H. Nelson and G. W. Gil- 
; more. 

Salem and Iuka, A. J. Ewing. 

Centralia, to be supplied. 

Odin, J. E. Garrett. 



Ashley District ( Continued ) 



White 

Meiu's 



Baldwin Circuit 

Pulaski Circuit 

Grand Tower Circuit 

Poplar Ridge Circuit 

Cant) Mission..... 

East Cape Girardeau Mission 
Galatia Circuit 



Gosport District. 



Gosport District... 
Nashville Station. 
Geneva Circuit ... 
Nashville Circuit. 



73 Rome, J. N. Craig. 

69 Rinard, J. F. Hensley. 

— Clay City, J. F. Purdue. 

4 Xenia, J. H. Bunnell. 

Patoka, W. H. Cunningham. 
en Altamont, J. D. R. Brown; one to be sup- 
plied. 

Keysport, to be supplied (by J. A. Morgan). 
Foxville Mission, to be supplied (by William. 

Whistnant). 

Casey, G. N. Wilkerson. 

Dennison, J. M. Gordon. 

Pana Station, R. M. Hardaway. 

Shelbyville, R. J. Brewer. 

ASHLEY DISTRICT. 

C. C. Mayhew, P. E. 

Nashville Station, W. M. Nesbitt. 

Ashley and Woodlawn, J. C. Denton. 
DuQuoin, J. F. Rogers. 

De Soto, J. W. McDaniel. 

Galatia, W. C. Wilson. 

Stone Fort, T. M. Calvert. 

Marion Station, Robert Howell. 

Pulaski, R. J. Wells. 

East Cape Girardeau, A. G. Organ. 

Grand Tower, E. E. Gunnett. 

Poplar Ridge, J. M. Long. 

Murphysboro Station, W. B. Lewellen. 

Ora, W. K. Dempsey. 

Baldwin, J. W. Ogden. 

Fountain, M. M. Durard. 

Pinckneyville Mission, to be supplied (by 
W. W. Jacobs). 

Wolf Prairie, L. F. Lawrence. 

GOSPORT DISTRICT. 

G. T. Clawson, P . E. 

Nashville (Indiana) Station, G. T. Clawson. 
Nashville Circuit, A. C. Clendening. 
Gosport, C. M. Cagle. 

Geneva, H. K. Jones. 

Storyville Mission, S. H. Gregory. 

George A. Nance transferred to the North- 
west Texas Conference. 



Ques. 23. How many adults ha?ve been 
baptized during the year? 790. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 128. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 997. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 6,817. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $400. 

Ques. 28. AVhat has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $512.99. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. AVhat has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $303.29; Do- 
mestic Missions, $172.12. Total, $475.39. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $232. 

Ques. 31. AVhat is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church-edifices? 
Number, 111 ; value, $133,175. 

Ques. 32. AVhat is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 36 ; value, $19,850. 

Ques. 33. AVhat are the educational statis- 
tics? No report. 

Ques. 34. AATiere shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Pana, 111. 

Ques. 35. AVhere are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

RUSHVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. D. Crooks, P. E. 

Rushville, I. H. Lewis. 

Schuyler Circuit, O. T. Rogers; H. W. Buck- 
ner, Sup. 

Canton and Marietta, H. J. AVheeler. 
Waverly, G. M. Buford ; one to be supplied. 
Worden. I. R. Haun. 

Tioga, Dennis AVesner. 



Arkansas Conference , 1891. 



99 



ARKANSAS CONFERENCE. 

1 Held at Russellville, Ark., November 25-30, 1891. 



Bishop Duncan, President; J. A. Walden, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Samuel F. Goddard, Douglass Reed, 
Jesse A. Mclver, Jesse M. Williams, James 
E. Sutton, Stonewall Anderson, John D. 
Wasson, James C. Hooker, Jefferson M. 
Hively. 9. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? William 
H. H. Gilmore, Joseph S. Simmons, Arthur 
Marston, William H. Hatfield, John H. 
Sturdy, John C. Shipp, Green B. Griffin, 
Daniel H. Groover, John S. Hackler, John 
B. Winsett. 10. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? Foster 
A. Hill, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? William Sherman, John W. Grif- 
fin, William M. Taylor, James H. Roberts, 
Henry R. Shinn, John P. Humphreys. 6. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? John J. 
Tarlton, Berry T. Crews, Charles E. McClin- 
tock. 3. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? Thomas J. Rey- 
nolds, from the Southwest Missouri Confer- 
ence; John B. Stevenson, from the Indian 
Mission Conference ; John T. Bagwell, from 
the Western North Carolina Conference; 
Samuel M. Godbey, from the Pacific Con- 
ference. 4. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
James C. Weaver, Charles H. Culpepper, 
Andrew J. Cullum, Kirby S. Vanzandt, Wil- 
bur P. Hamilton, John H. Smith, William H. 
Dyer, William S. Bristow, Pierce Merrill. 9. 

'Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Henry R. Shinn, John P. 
Humphreys. 2. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons ? Henry R. Shinn, John P. 
Humphreys. 2. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Samuel F. Goddard, Oscar E. 
Goddard, Jesse B. Carter, E. Albert Adney, 
Leonidas B. Monroe, Alfred E. Holloway, 
Arthur T. Ramsey, Josiah A. Smith, James 
Greeson, Stonewall Anderson, James J. Hol- 
land, William A. Mitchell, James C. Hooker, 
Green B. Griffin, Jackson B. McDonald. 15. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? J. H. O’Rear, R. A. Mow- 
ry, John East, Samuel F. Goddard, Oscar E. 
Goddard, Leonidas B. Monroe, Alfred E. 
Holloway, Josiah A. Smith, James Greeson, 
E. Albert Adney, Stonewall Anderson, James 
J. Holland, William A. Mitchell, Jamgs C. 
Hooker, Green B. Griffin, Jackson B. Mc- 
Donald, Jesse M. Williams, R. N. Davis. 18. 
Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 



elected elders? Young A. Gilmore, Jesse M. 
McAnally. 2. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are 
ordained elders? Young A. Gilmore, Jesse 
M. McAnally. 2. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? M. V. Adney, Frank Thomas. 2. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? William F. M. England, 
Martin V. Adney, Frank Thomas. 3. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year ? 
John W. Head, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? None. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? James 
Cox, Josephus Loving, George W. Evans, 
John H. Wade, Alex. Mathes, Thomas A. 
Graham, W. R. Gardner, F. A. Taff. 8. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? None. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed, 
except that of J. H. Walsh, who was left in 
the hands of the presiding elder of Clarks- 
ville District for investigation; and J. W. 
Baldwin, who surrendered his credentials 
and withdrew from the Conference. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Fort Smith District. 



Fort Smith: First Church. 

Central Church 

Fort Smith Circuit 

Greenwood Circuit 

Ilackett City Circuit 

Sugar Loaf Circuit 

Mansfield Circuit 

Waldron Circuit 

Charleston Circuit 

Booneville Circuit 

Paris Station 

Roseville Mission 

Cauthron Mission 

Sugar Grove Mission 



White : 
Mem’s. 


Colored 

Mem's. 


I.oc'l 

Pr's. 


265 






250 




2 


384 




4 


245 




4 


300 




1 


236 







415 




4 


396 




7 


314 




6 


219! 


2: 


134 


........J 




238 




i 


207 




2 


260 


| 


1 


I 




l 3, 863| 


34 



Clarksville District. 



Clarksville Station 

Clarksville Circuit 

Ozark Station 

Ozark Circuit 

Van Bureu Station 

Van Buren Circuit 

Alma and Mulberry Station 

Lamar Circuit I 

Coal Hill Circuit 

Altus Circuit 

Dyer Circuit 



146 






390 

126 




S 


325 




3 


188 




X: 


175 





2: 


120 







344 

212 




t 


146 




2 


363 





& 



\ 

J 



100 



Clarksville District {Continued). 



Arkansas Conference , 1891. 

Eureka Springs Distinct {Continued). 





White 

Mem'a. 


Colored 

Mem's. 


Loc’l 

PCs. 


White 

Mem's. 


Colored 

Mem'a. 


LocT 

Pr's. 




126 




2 Cassville Mission 


55 




1 




88 






155 








13? 




3 Kingston Mission 


18i 




4 


















2,888 




23 


2,206 




27 



Dardanelle District. 



Dardanelle Station... 
Russellville Station... 
Dardanelle Circuit ... 

Dover Circuit 

Appleton Circuit 

Atkins Circuit 

Danville Circuit 

Rover Circuit 

Gravelly Hill Circuit 
Walnut* Tree Circuit 
Prairie View Circuit 
Chickalali 



170 

138 

378 

280 

274 

497 

310 

351 

296 

316 

364 



3,374 



Morrillton District. 



Morrillton Station 

Conway Station . 

Quitman Station 

Springfield and Hill Creek Station 

Morrillton Circuit 

Martinville Circuit 

Mt. Vernon Circuit 

Quitman Circuit 

Clinton Circuit 

Perryville Circuit 

Conway Mission 

Bee Branch Mission 

Cleveland Mission 

Oppelo Mission 

Perryville Mission 



304 

227 

205 

l<o 

257 

588 

51 

400 

231 

110 

346 

208 

335 

218 



4,253 



Fayetteville District, 

Fayetteville Station 

Springdale Station 

Rogers Station ., 

Bentonville Station 

Bentonville Circuit 

Center Point-Circuit 

Prairie Grove Circuit 

Boonsboro Circuit - 

Elm Springs Circuit 

Wedington Circuit 

Robinson Circuit 

Bloomfield Circuit 

White River Mission 



1901 

178' 

98 

173 

384 

282 

333 

310 

341 

271 

304 

357 

150 



3,437 1 



Harrison District. 
Harrison and Bellefonte Station... 

Bellefonte Circuit 

Valley Springs Circuit 

Wiley’s Cove Circuit 

McPherson Circuit 

Mountain Home Circuit 

Ytfllville Circuit 

Powell Circuit 

Bead Hill Circuit 

Witt’s Springs Mission 

Archie Mission 

Big Flat Mission 

Oakland Mission 

Omaha Mission... 

Yellville Station 



200 

338 

391 

261 

128 

430 

216 

223 

233 

43 

321 

138 

126 



148 



Station . 



Eureka Springs sta 
Huntsville Circuit. 

Berryville Circuit 

■Carrollton Circuit 

Goshen Circuit 

King’s River Mission. 

Clifty Mission 

Jasper Mission 



,J 31 



15 

2 

1 



49 



30 



Fort Smith 
Clarksville 
Dardanelle 
Morrillton 
Fayetteville 
Harrison 
Eureka Springs 

Total this year. 

Total last year.. 



> 3,196 


1 


44 


riel. 




122 




1 


362 




6 


280 




3 


300 




4 


241 




3 


203 




3 


220 




3 


87 







Recapitulation. 
District 



Increase.. 
Decrease . 



3,863 

2,888 

3,374 

4,253 

3,437 

3,196 

2,106 



23,217 

23,105 



112 



34 

23 

31 

49 

30 

44 



238 

251 



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Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 660. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,576. » 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 208. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 1,458. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 11,850. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $2,400. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $1,648.45. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $2,330.64 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, $1,923.90. Total, $4,254.54. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $823. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 186; value, $172,764. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 76; value, $36,210. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Quitman Male and Female College: 
Teachers, 7 ; students, 218 ; value of property, 
$40,000. Hendrix College: Teachers, 7 ; stu- 
dents, 158 ; value of property, $95,000. Gal- 
loway Female College: Teachers, 20; stu- 
dents, 240; value of property, $52,000. Four 
District High Schools: Teachers, 13; stu- 
dents, 600; value of property, $17,500. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Bentonville, Ark. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

FORT SMITH DISTRICT, i 
J. A. Anderson, P. E. 

Fort Smith : First Church, J. T. Bagwell. 

Central, J. B. Stevenson. 

Fort Smith Circuit, S. F. Goddard. 

Hackett City, J. M. McAnally. 

Huntington Station, W. P. Hamilton. 






Arkansas Conference. , 1891. 



Greenwood Circuit, B. T. Crews. 

Mansfield Circuit, AV. H. Metheny. 

Waldron Circuit, G. W. Dameron. 

Cauthron Mission, AV. S. Bristow. 

Sugar Grove Mission, AY. B. Harner, supply. 
Booneville Circuit, J. M. C. Hamilton. 
Roseville Circuit, J. F. Gates, supply. 

Paris Station, J. L. Hayes. 

Charleston Circuit, J. B. AVinsett. 

Galloway Female College, S. H. Babcock, 
President. 

CLARKSVILLE DISTRICT. 

G. W. Hill, P. E. 

Clarksville Station, R. M. Traylor. 
Clarksville Circuit, J. H. Myers. 

Lamar Circuit, G. AV Boy Is. 

Ozone Circuit, W. M. Taylor. 

Coal Hill Circuit, B. W. Aston. 

Altus and AVebb City Station, AV. H. Corley. 
Altus Circuit, I. L. Burrow. 

Ozark Station, C. E. McClintock. 

Ozark Circuit, Y. A. Gilmore. 

Mulberry Mission, R. D. Benson, supply. 
Alma and Mulberry Station, AV. J. Stone. 
Dyer Circuit, J. E. Martin. 

Van Buren Station, AV. H. AV. Burns. 

Van Buren Circuit, J. H. O'Brien, supply. 
Chester Circuit, H. M. Conger, supply. 
Hiram and Lydia College, I. L. Burrow, 
President. 

DARDANELLE DISTRICT. 

& 8. Key, P. E. 

Russellville Station, B. C. Matthews. 
Dardanelle Station, N. Futrell. 

Dardanelle Circuit, G. AA r . 0. Davis. 

Atkins Circuit, E. L. Massey. 

Dover Circuit, AV. A. Mclvor. 

Appleton Circuit, H. R. Shinn. 

Prairie View Circuit, J. C. A\ r eaver. 

Danville Circuit, J. AV. Deshazo. 

Chickalah Circuit, AV. H. H. Gilmore. 

Rover Circuit, J. E. Dnnnaway. 

Gravelly Hill, J. C. Shipp. 

Walnut-Tree Circuit, AV. N. Corbett, supply. 

MORRILLTON DISTRICT. 

1). J. Weems, P. E. 

Morrillton Station, J. L. Massey. 

Conway Station, V. V. Harlan. 

Conway Mission, J. B. McDonald, supply. 
Quitnmn Station, J. M. Cantrell. 

Quitman Circuit, Z. AV. Lindsey. 

Quitman Mission, J. AV. Harrison, supply. 
Plummerville Circuit, AV. P. Whaley, supply. 
Springfield Circuit, A. C. Ray; I. F. Harris, 
Junior Preacher. 

Mt. Vernon Circuit, J. H. Smith. 

Clinton Circuit, J. M. Williams. 

Martinville Circuit, J. E. Sutton. 

Perry ville Circuit, C. H. Culpepper. 
Perryville Mission, J. A. Mclver. 

Cleveland Mission, G. W. Brown, supply. 
Ada Mission, A, J. Cullum. 

Hendrix College, A. C. Miller, President; E. 
A. Tabor, Agent. 



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Quitman College, 0. II. Tucker, President; 

J. M. Cantrell, Agent. 

C. B. Moseley, Missionary to Japan. 

FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT. 

F. S. II. Johnston, P. E. 

Fayetteville Station, S. Anderson. 

Springdale Station, A. Marston. 

Rogers Station, AV. Sherman. 

Bentonville Station, AV. B. Johnsey. 
Bentonville Circuit, B. AVilliams. 

Center Point Circuit, P. B. Hopkins. 

Prairie Gro.ve Circuit, P. B. Summers. 

Elm Springs Circuit, AV. H. Dyer. 

Boonsboro Circuit, J. R. Maxwell. 

Wedington Circuit, J. J. Holland, supply. 
Robinson Circuit, J. H. Sturdy. 

Springtown Circuit, P. Merrill. 

AVhite River Mission, H. A. Armstrong. 
Sulphur Spring Mission, J. P. Humphreys. 
Prairie Grove Institute, S. M. God bey, 
Principal. 

EUREKA SPRINGS DISTRICT. 

A. II. Williams, P. E. 

Eureka Springs Station, J. A. AValden. 
Huntsville Circuit, B. Monk. 

Carrollton Circuit, P. P. Burke. 

Berrvville Circuit, D. Reed. 

Goshen Circuit, J. N. Villines. 

Kingston Circuit, K. S. Vanzandt. 

Hindsville Circuit, S. S. Bristow, supply. 

, King’s River Mission, AV. H. Hatfield. 

Jasper Mission, J. S. Simmons. 

Cassville Mission, W. A. Mitchell, supply. 

St Paul Mission, J. W. Dutton, supply. ' 
AVeslev Mission, to be supplied. 

HARRISON DISTRICT. 

S. F. Dykes, P. E. 

Harrison Station, T. J. Reynolds. 

Yellville Station, D. C. Ross. 

Bellelonte Circuit, J. H. Cummins. 

Valley Springs Circuit, AV. K. Biggs. 
Yellville Circuit, L. L. Seawell, supply. 
Mountain Home Circuit. J. C. Hooker. 
Wiley’s Cove Circuit, J. H. A\ T atts. 

Lead Hill Circuit, J. W. Griffin. 

Powell Circuit, D. H. Groover. 

Big Flat Circuit, J. S. Hackler. 

Archie Circuit, J. M. Hivelv. 

Oakland Mission, G. B. Griffin. 

Omaha Mission, C. C. Johnson, supply. 

AA r . M. Baldwin, I. B. Hickman, J. D. Was- 
son, T. A. Martin, J. II. Roberts, and J. M. 
Russell transferred to the Indian Mission 
Conference. 

R. D. Moon transferred to the Northwest 
Texas Conference. 

B. H. Greathouse transferred to the Texas 
Conference. 

Dr. J. A. Peebles and .T. C. Brown trans- 
ferred to the AVhite River Conference. 

J. S. Clower and J. J. Tarlton transferred 
to the Little Rock Conference. 



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NORTHWEST TEXAS CONFERENCE. 

Held at Corsicana, Tex., Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 1891. 
Bishop Fitzgerald, President; John M. Barcus, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. James Hall, S. B. Sawyers, James I. 
Davis, S. Warner Lowe, Edward T. Harri- 
son, Ethalmore V. Cox, Paul M. Jones, N. A. 
McLaughlin, J. W. R. Bachman, William B. 
Ford, Albert Hussey, J. T. Griswold, Charles 
E. Lindsey, James L. Hollars, Edwin R. 
Wallace, Robert H. Goode, James A. Burks, 
Matthew L. Hallenbeek. 18. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Charles V. 
Bailey, J. N. Gibson, J. W. Hall, George W. 
Harris, M. E. Hawkins, R. S. Heizer, I. E. 
Hightower, William B. McKeown, Tilmon 
G. Patterson, N. B. Read, M. W. Rogers, 
James M. Sherman, Charles D. West, Will- 
iam Garvin. 14. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 
Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? John M. Hacket, Edward J. Max- 
well, George M. Calhoun, James N. Snow, 
Isom N. Burks, Hiram A. Boaz, W. B. Mc- 
Keown, M. E. Haw r kins, B. F. Jackson, Will- 
iam C. Hilburn, W. S. P. McCullough, T. J. 
Lasseter, S. J. Vaughan, E. D. Cameron. 14. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? Emmety 
Hightow r er, Thomas B. Hilburn. 2. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? R. D. Moon, F. V. 
Hammond, W. D. Bass, H. Bradford, W. INI. 
Shelton, William Sproule, J. P. Childress, J. 

M. Armstrong, C. A. Evans, J. S. Chapman, 
J. W. Adkisson, I. Z. T. Morris, R. A. Ellis, 
G. A. Nance, G. C. Summers, A. E. C'arro- 
way, J. F. Marshall, S. C. Littlepage, Morris 
Evans, W. H. Le Fevre, C. H. Gregory. ■ 21. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 

N. B. Bcsfiiett, C. N. N. Ferguson, J. G. Mil- 
ler, J. D. Odom, Thomas Ragsdale, J. W. 
Storv, George S. Clark, J. T. Blud worth, D. 
C. Ellis, W. H. Harris, A. B. Roberts, B. A. 
Snoddv, G. S. Hardy. 13. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? James N. Snow, E. D. 
Cameron, William C. Hilburn, T. J. Lasse- 
ter, W. S. P. McCullough, Mac M. Smith, H. 
A. Boaz, George M. Calhoun. 8. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? J. N. Snow, E. D. Cam- 
eron, W. C. Hilburn, T. J. Lasseter, W. S. P. 
McCullough, M. M. Smith, H. A. Boaz, G. M. 
Calhoun. 8. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Thomas H. Davis, E. C. Martin, 
Edward T. Harrison, Caleb L. Browning, 
John A. Noel, T. G. Patterson, Lacy M. Mid- 
gett, William C. Grant. John R. Wallace, 
Edwin R. Wallace, W. D. Ellis, Charles D. 
White! v. George W. James. 13. 



Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? T. H. Davis, E. C. Martin, 
E. T. Harrison, C. L. Browning, J. A. Noel, 
T. G. Patterson, L. M. Midgett, W. C. Grant, 

J. R. Wallace, E. R. Wallace, W. D. Ellis, 
C. D. Whitely, G. W. James. 13. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? George A. Green, George J. 
Irvin, Charles W. Irvin. 3. J. B. Elder, or- 
ders recognized fixup the Methodist Protest- 
ant Church. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? G. A. Green, G. J. Irvin, C. 
W. Irvin. 3. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? Richard Oden, Emmett Hightow- 
er. 2. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? Richard Oden, Emmett 
Hightower. 2. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? M. 

K. Irvin, J. E. McLeskey, W. A. Derrick, AV. 
P. Wilson — at their own request. 4. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary ? F. P. 
Ray, James D. Odom, D. H. Dickey, John F. 
Neal. 4. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? O. M. 
Addison, J. M. Jones, A. Davis, Levi F. Col- 
lins, H. W. South, J. W. Walk up, Thomas 
Stanford, John Carpenter, M. Yell, P. W. 
Gravis, John Powell, James Grant, W. G. 
Connor, S. S. Scott, G. W. S wofford, James 
Peeler, J. W. Kizziah, J. S. McCarver, W. F. 
Graves, W. R. D. Stockton, E. R. Barcus, I. 
N. Reeves, Jere Reese, J. P. Hulse, J. T. Hos- 
mer, M. D. Reynolds. 2G. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? J. M. Johnson, William 
Vaughan, J. Fred Cox. 3. 

James M. Johnson was born in McCrack- 
en County, Ky., November 21, 1817: and at 
about the age of twenty was happily mar- 
ried to Miss Nancy Johnson. To their un- 
ion were added four pledges of lovo* John, 
James, William, and Samuel. The three 
first named still survive, but Samuel has 
been “gone to the good world” for several 
years, and no doubt rejoined the company 
of his sainted mother, who died in Stephen- 
yille July 19, 1868. Brother Johnson was 
married a second time to Miss Mary J. Poe 
December 3, 1868. To them were given lorn- 
precious children : three boys and one girl. 
Brother Johnson did not keep a diary, hence 
little is known of his youth and early life, 
but from the data in hand it is evident that 
he was converted and joined the M. E. 



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•Chtirch in the flays of his youth. Soon 
ufter his first marriage he moved to Ala- 
bama, and was licensed to preach in 1846 or 
1847. He then moved to Texas in 1848, and 
stopped nine miles east of Marshall, where 
he remained two years. He joined the 
Texas Conference in 1849, and traveled the 
Mt. Pleasant Circuit in 1850-51; Sulphur 
Bluff Circuit in 1852-53. In 1854 Brother 
Johnson obtained a supernumerary relation 
in order to settle and improve a home for 
his family, which he did on Big Creek, 
Hopkins County, where they remained six 
years. However, Brother Johnson was su- 
pernumerary only two years. Fired with 
the missionary spirit, he sold his farm in 
Hopkins and moved his family west of the 
Brazos in 1860, and stopped at Stephenville, 
Erath County, and traveled the Stephenville 
and Comanche Mission in 1861-63. He was 
then appointed presiding elder of the Lam- 
pasas District, which he traveled in 1864-67. ^ 
The boundaries of the district being consid- 
erably changed in the fall of 1867, Brother 
Johnson served it the fifth year as presid- 
ing elder in 1868. He was then returned to 
circuit work and traveled the Grand View 
Circuit in 1869; Stephenville Circuit, 1870- 
71; supernumerary, 1872; superannuated, 
1873, which relation he retained in the 
Northwest Texas Conference until his death, 
which occurred at his home, near Oak Dale, 
Erath County, Tex., February 18, 1891. 
Brother Johnson was one of the thirty- 
eight traveling preachers who composed the 
organization of the Northwest Texas Con- 
ference at Waxahachie, Tex., October 26, 
1866, Bishop Marvin presiding. It was a 
great joy to him that he was permitted to 
live to see the membership of the North- 
west Texas Conference reach its marvelous 
number. Brother Johnson was ordained 
-deacon by Bishop James O. Andrew in 
1856, and elder by the same bishop in I860. 
He was a man of God, who had received 
that most indispensable qualification, “ the 
anointing of the Holy Ghost,” and was in- 
deed a master workman. His premise was 
always well taken, his text well chosen, his 
Scripture quotations well arranged, his ar- 
gument invulnerable, his logic invincible, 
his description wonderfully lucid and clear, 
and while in his manhood he had a full, 
round voice of easy control. There was 
melody in his songs and power in his elo- 
quence and oratory. Sinners were convicted 
under his preaching, penitents.comforted, 
and the Church strengthened and edified. 
He preached his last sermon (from 1 Thess. 
v : 22) eleven days before he died. This text 
was the rule of his life. Bless God, Uncle 
Jimmie is done with evil forever, and his 
glorified spirit is gone to join the company of 
his sainted companion and children in their 
“anthems of praise to him who hath loved 
'them and washed them from their sins in 
his own blood.” May the Lord bless Sister 
Johnson and all the children who yet sur- 



vive, and help them to say in their hearts: 
“Sing on, glorified ones, and ‘in the sweet 
by and by ’ we will join your happy com- 
pany ‘under the shade of the trees’ "in the 
city of our God.” It is proper to add, before 
closing this memoir, that in all of Brother 
Johnson’s itinerant work west of the Brazos 
it was necessary for him to carry carnal 
weapons — i. e. f a six-shooter — in order to 
protect and defend himself from the scalp- 
ing knife of the savage Indians, as they 
never ceased to visit this country until 
about a year before he superannuated. Thus 
armed with the habiliments of litoral and 
spiritual warfare, he traveled over this West- 
ern country, planting the cross and unfurl- 
ing the banner of salvation to a perishing 
world. But his work i* done ; he rests from 
his labors, and his works are following him. 
No doubt many will rise up in that day and 
call him blessed. 

Wioliam Vaughan, a superannuate mem- 
ber of this body, fell aaleep at the home of 
his son, Dr. Basoom Vaughan, in Hill Coun- 
ty, February 26, 1891, in the seventy -fourth 
year of a most useful life. He was bom in 
Sinclair County, Ala., December 30, 1817. 
In 1834, at the Gold wine Campground, in 
Marion County, he was converted, and 
joined the Church of his choice. He was 
licensed to preach in 1841, and was admitted 
on trial into the Alabama Conference in the 
fall of that vear. His first work was as a 
junior preacher on the Carlton Circuit, his 
second on the Fayetteville Circuit, in the 
same relation. He was ordained deacon in 
1844, at Wetumpka, admitted into full con- 
nection, and appointed preacher in charge 
of the Jones Valley Circuit, which he served 
two years. Bishop Soule ordained him elder 
at Tuscaloosa in November, 1846. He trav- 
eled the following circuits: Lexington, two 
years; Fayetteville, with Charles. Hurt, Jr., 
one year; Big Sandy, two years; Brush 
Creek, two years; Macon, two years; Co- 
lumbus, one year; Caledonia, two years: 
Athens, one year; Pickens, /two years; Cal- 
edonia, a second term of two years; a col- 
ored mission in Caledonia Circuit, two 
years; Columbus, again, one year; Tuxah- 
paliah, two years. At the end of this pas- 
torate he was transferred to this Conference, 
and was appointed for the remainder of the 
year to a charge in Hill County by John S. 
McCarver, who was presiding elder of the 
Corsicana District. At the session of the 
Conference in 1869 he was appointed to the 
Peoria Circuit, which he traveled two years ; 
then the Hillsboro Circuit, two years; the 
Chatfield, two; the Milford, one; the Fort 
Graham, three; the Granburv, two; the 
Simms and Glenwood, three; the Dresden, 
two: the East lVaco, one. This long list of 
dry details, dry in their simple statement, but 
full of our dear brother’s precious life work, 
brings us to the end of the year 1887, to him 
a most eventful occasion, for here he must 



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Northwest Texas Conference , 1891. 

receive his last appointment to active work, come among us, will catch the banner of the 
Bishop Wilson sent him to the West Circuit, cross, which has dropped from the grasp 
in the Waco District. About January 12, of this failed hero, and bear it on to con- 
1888, his gentle wife was stricken with seri- quest and victory, 
ous illness. He had found her, forty-two 

years before, away back in the Jones valley J. Fred Cox was born in Washington- 
Circuit, Alabama Conference, and with unit- County, Tex., April 12, 1838. His father, 
ed destinies, hearts and hands, they had jour- Euclid M. Cox, fell on the field of battle in 
neyed together all these years. It was a pit- a fight with the Indians at Battle Creek, 
iable sight to see him stand by her bedside Navarro County, Tex. ; his wife remained a 
and look with such loving solicitude at her widow for forty-six years, and reared her- 
last sufferings. But it was more touching three children to be models of Christian life 
still to see her, with her last efforts of cour- and conduct. J. Fred was the second of the 
age, trying to strengthen him for the ordeal three. He was converted at eight years of 
at hand. Never had wife been helpmate age, entered McKenzie College at sixteen, 
in truer, broader sense. It is not detract- and graduated at that institution. While 
ing from his good name, but it is doing a there he heard the caH of God to preach the 
necessary deed of justice to her to say that gospel. He was not disobedient to the 
he could not have made this forty-two years’ heavenly vision, but at once gave his life 
journey through the wilderness below with- to the work. He was admitted on trial into 
out her strong, brave heart, cheery voice, the Texas Conference, at Chappell Hill, in 
and nature of sunshine. On the 25th, after the fall of 1860, Bishop Andrew presiding, 
an illness of twelve or thirteen days, she He was married in Fort Worth March 23, 
died. Our brother bore this blow with 1862, to Miss Molly Vannoy, a classmate at 
Christian resignation, but it was too much McKenzie. Their life was a unit in love 
for his feeble frame. Soon after he almost and purpose from that time forward. It is 
lost his voice, and at the ensuing Con- still so, though she is at home on earth with 
ference he requested a superannuated rela- the children, and he has gone to their final 
tion. At the end of his one year in this abode. He joined the Confederate Army 
relation he came “ with the clans,” a year and went with the first company from Tex- 
ago at Abilene, to render his account. The as as chaplain, and later as First Lieutenant, 
brethren will remember how he said, at the He was faithful in both offices, in camp, on 
response of his elder, “ Nothing against him, battlefield, or in the , hospital. He died in 
bishop: ” “ If, when my name is called over Fort Worth, Tex., May 21, 1891, at 2:05 p.m. 
yonder, the answer is, ‘ Nothing against him, His appointments in the Conference were 
.Lord,’ then, bishop and brethren, I am as follows: In 1860, Corsicana Circuit; 1861 r 
made up forever.” That solemn roll call chaplain in the army; 1862, Hillsboro Cir- 
has been made, the great Conference above cuit; 1863, Anderson Circuit; 1864, Fort 
has heard the angel, as he looks up from the Worth Circuit; 1865, Hillsboro Circuit; 1866, 
record, say: “Nothing against him, Lord.” Georgetown Circuit; 1867, Brazos Circuit; 

“ He that sitteth upon the throne ” hath 1868, Port Sullivan and Cameron ; 1869, 
said, “Then the character of our brother Wax ahachie Station ; 1870, Georgetown Cir- 
passes without your vote,” and our dear cuit; 1871, agent of Owensville High School ; 
“Uncle Billy” is “made up forever.” Of 1872, Wheelock Circuit; 1873. Groesbeck Cir- 
him as a preacher it is impossible for any cuit; 1875-76, Hillsboro Circuit; 1877, Cal- 
pen to adequately speak. All judges, even vert and Hearne; 1878-79, presiding elder 
the most critical, would characterize him as of the Georgetown District; 1880-81, Waxa- 
a preacher of rare and w'onderful power, hachie Circuit; 1882-83, professor in Marvin- 
With few sermons, comparatively speaking, College; 1884-85, Ennis Station; 1886, pre- 
and these repeated on occasions almost ver- siding elder of the Abilene District; 1887- 
batim, he had a versatility which brought 89, presiding elder of the Fort Worth Dis- 
him into demand at every Annual Confer- trict; 1890, junior preacher at Mulkey Me- 
ence, and upon other special occasions, when morial. He was at the organization of this 
packed houses heard him with hushed at- Conference, and through the twenty-five 
tention. His versatility was of that kind, years of our history he has been held in our 
not unknown among us, which comes of the fullest confidence and love. He was for a 
divine anointing and makes the same ser- long time .a member of our Board of Publi- 
mon always new 7 . He talked as if he w 7 ere cation, for several years Treasurer of the 
inspired, and he was. When preaching on Board of Missions, and a member of the 
the transfiguration of our Saviour, he was General Conferences of 1886 and 1890. He 
transfigured himself, and his hearers with lived and died on the effective list. I quote 
him. With Peter, they saw the shining now from the obituary written by the Secre- 
Christ, Moses, and Elias, and fain would tary of our Conference: “Early in 1890 he 
build them tabernacles and dwell there for- began to suffer with a throat affection. At 
ever. As a man Brother Vaughan w T as as first he thought it only temporary trouble,., 
simple as a child and as true as steel. His but it grew more and more serious, baffled 
like in many respects we shall never see the skill of the best physicians, and was fi- 
again. But we may hope that his son, lateiy nally pronounced a hopeless case. His suf- 



Northwest Texas Conference , 1891. 



ferings were great; he could neither eat nor 
drink without great pain, and for weeks be- 
fore his death he could not drink water at 
all. Yet no murmur escaped his lips. The 
trial was great, but he bore it like a martyr. 
His sick chamber became the vestibule of 
heaven. So unselfish, so patient, so cheer- 
ful, so hopeful. As the end drew near he 
became a little impatient to go. On W ednes- 
day, while his mind was as clear as ever and 
he was perfectly conscious, he saw angel 
spirits in his room, and said that they had 
come for him. But said he: ‘There are so 
many of you holding me back ; you wont 
let me go now ; but maybe you will let me 
go this evening.’ Turning to his precious 
wife, he said : ‘Won’t you let me go? ’ ‘ Yes, 
darling,’ she said, ‘ I have many a time stayed 
with the children and let you go, and I’m 
willing to do it again.’ His' son said: ‘Papa, 
where are you going? ’ He pointed upward, 
and said: ‘To heaven, of course; there is 
but one place to go.’ Many were his ex- 
pressions of triumph. Those who looked 
on him ‘ saw his face as it had been the face 
of an angel.’ He approached the end with 
the tread of a conqueror, and passed through 
the gate of death into eternal life without a 
struggle or a shudder. He leaves among us 
his faithful wife, four sons, and two daugh- 
ters. His surviving brethren w T ill breathe a 
prayer for God’s blessing on those he loved 
so fondly. May we all meet in heaven!” 
J. Fred Cox was small in stature, but large 
in heart. His open countenance was a cor- 
rect expression of the truth and candor of 
his character. His broad, high forehead was 
a true index of a massive brain. His calm, 
blue eyes revealed both the courage of a 
hero and a charity akin to that of the Son of 
God. He loved his friends with an undying 
love. When misfortune overtook them, his 
friendship grew stronger, and if they sinned 
he wept, but his love was the same. As a 
preacher he was methodical, clear, instruct- 
ive, edifying, and always scriptural. The 
Church of Christ invariably grew under his 
ministry. In Conference, in cabinet, in com- 
mittee, in office, he was always outspoken, 
brave, and true. When momentous issues 
were on us, we instinctively turned to him 
for counsel, and he gave us words and works 
of wisdom. At home, with his wife and 
children, he was a guide, support, and wor- 
thy model. Earth is much richer because 
he lived. Heaven is happier and more to 
be desired because he is there. He had 
much treasure before him, and much more 
will follow him. His name will be kept in 
the minutes as one of our ascended heroes. 
The name of his dear wife will, we trust, 
long continue on our roll of honor, and his 
sons, just now received on trial into our 
Conference, will, we doubt not, keep the 
name in sweet rhythm, on the Conference 
roll, by noble work among the effective 
preachers of the gospel. The life that was 
hidden with Christ in God is revealed in 



glory among the blood-washed throng. The 
voice that once spoke so earnestly for God,, 
then sank for a year into a whisper, scarcely 
audible, now sings in clearest tones the song 
of the Redeemer. His wife and children 
gaze into the mists of death’s river and faith 
sees his form and hears his song, and they, 
and the Northwest Texas Conference, say; 
“ We will meet him again.” 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless in 
their life and official administration? Their 
names were called over, one by one, and 
their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Georgetown District. 



Georgetown Station 562 

West Georgetown Circuit 97 

Liberty Hill and Leander. 247 

Bertram and Mt. Horeb 242 

Burnett Station 213 

Marble Falls Mission 174 

Florence Circuit 361 

Round Rock Circuit 266 

Taylor Station 191 

East Taylor Mission 100 

Jonah Circuit 195 

Bartlett Circuit 435 

South Belton Circuit 193 

North Belton Circuit 417 

Belton Station 158 

Corn Hill and Salado 541 



Waco District. 

Waco: Fifth Street 

Morrow Street 

East Waco and Tenth Street 



White 


Colored 


I.oc’l 


Mem's. 


Mem's. 


Pr's. 


562 




32 


97 




3 


247 




1 


242 






213 




1 


174 




5- 


361 




4 


266 




1 


191 




] 


100 






195 











3 


193 




1 


417 







1 


458 




2 


541 













Whitney Circuit 425 i 4 

Lorena Circuit 391 | 

Temple Station 300 2 

Abbott Circuit 527 3 

Bruceville Circuit 619. %' 

Oenaville Circuit 428 1 

Bosqueville Circuit 393 * 8 

Rogers Circuit 134 1 

West Circuit 363 3 

McGregor Circuit 411 2 3 

Crawford and Valley Mills 137 3 

Clifton Mission 161 1 

Mart Mission 



Corsicana District. 

Corsicana Station 

Corsicana Circuit 

Wortham Circuit 

Mt. Calm Circuit 

Dresden Circuit 

Irene Circuit 

Itasca Circuit 

Rice and Chatfield 

Kerens Circuit 

Mexia Circuit 

Groesbeck Circuit 



Covington Circuit 281 

Thornton Circuit 325 

Mexia Station 200 

Hillsboro Station 288 

Drane Mission 60 

Bethel Mission 37 



Waxahachie District. 



Waxahachie Station. 
Waxahachie Circuit. 
Alvarado Station 




5 Lipan Circuit 

2 Carlton Circuit -.. 

2 Comanche and De Leon, 



Grand View Circuit.... 
Sims and Glen wood ... 

Italy Circuit 

Avalon Circuit 

Reason Circuit 

Ennis Circuit 

Bristol Circuit 

Lancaster and Ferris, 

-Oak Cliff Station 

Wesley and Rush 

Red Oak Circuit 



Brownwood District. 



Brownwood Station 
Coleman Station 



Santa Afia Circuit 

Ballinger Circuit 

May Circuit 

Indian Creek Circuit 

Glen Cove Circuit 

Comanche Circuit 

Zephyr Circuit 

Goldthwaite Circuit 

Milton Circuit 

Cottonwood Circuit 

Sipe Springs Mission 

Round Mountain Circuit. 
Fort Cliadbourne Mission 
Camp Colorado Mission ... 



Fort Worth District. 



Fort Worth: First Church 

Missouri Avenue 

Mulkey Memorial 

Mansfield Circuit 

■Glen Rose Mission 

Gran bury Station 

Cleburne' Station 

Kopperl Mission 

Arlington Circuit 

Acton Circuit 

Bluff Dale Circuit 

Fort Worth Circuit 

Marystown Circuit 

Morgan and Blum 

Cleburne Circuit 



Weatherford District. 

Barton’s Creek Mission 

Boonville Circuit . 

Whitt and Jacksboro . 

Weatherford Circuit 

Weatherford Station 

East Weatherford Circuit 

Springtown and Goshen 

Garvin Circuit 

Bryson Mission— - 

Graham Station 



Vernon District. 



"Margaret Mission 

Mack Circuit 

Quanah and Childress 

Cliillicothe Circuit 

Vernon Station 

Vernon Mission 



Finis Circuit- 
Mineral Wells. 



Caddo Mission 



Farmer Circuit 



Frazier Mission 
Duke Mission... 



Mangum Mission — 
■Clarendon Mission- 
Wellington Mission, 
Amarillo Mission— 



Gatesville District. 



1 Gatesville Station 

2 Lampasas Station 

3 Meridian Station 

3 Iredell and Walnut 

Killeen Circuit 

Martin Gap Circuit.... 
— Henson Creek Circuit 
34 Hamilton Circuit 



Plain View Mission., 
Della Plain Mission 



Benjamin Mission 



Seymour Station 



Shive Circuit 



Abilene District. 



Lampasas Mission 



Abilene Station 

Big Springs and Midland. 

Albany Station 

Colorado Station 

Sweet Water Circuit 

Baird Circuit 

Anson Circuit 

Buffalo Gap Circuit 

Throckmorton Circuit 

Haskell Station 

Roby Mission 

Abilene Mission 

Snyder Mission 

Stonewall Mission 



Brookhaven Mission ... 
Copperas Cove Circuit, 

Bee House Circuit 

Hico Circuit 

Jonesboro Circuit- 

Coryell City Circuit— 



Recapitulation. 

Georgetown District 

W aco “ 

Corsicana “ 

Waxaliachic “ 

Fort Worth “ 

Vernon “ 

Abilene “ 

Cisco “ 

Brownwood “ 

Weatherford “ 

Gatesville “ 

Total this year 

Total last year 

Increase 

Decrease 

Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized daring the year? 2 170. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 3,733. 



Haskell Mission 



Colorado Mission 
Hitson Mission ... 



Cisco District. 



>Carbon Circuit 

Dublin Station 

Armstrong Mission 

Steplienville Circuit 

East Stephenville Mission 
Breckinridge Circuit 



50,785 

43,659 



am ccium mge 

'Crystal Falls Circuit 

Cisco Station 

Cisco Circuit 

Eastland Circuit 

Gordon and Strawn .... 

Green’s Creek Circuit 

Sipe Springs and Rising Star 



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. Northwest Texas Conference, 1891. 



Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 400. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 2,922. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 24,104. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $6,500. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the i 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $6,309.15. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for v 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $1 0,492.44 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, $7,556.30. Total, $18,048.74. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $3,258 60. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 292; value, $473,594.25. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 124; value, $109,995.10. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? No report. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Waco, Tex. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

GEORGETOWN DISTRICT. 

Horace Bishop , P. E. 

Georgetown Station, Samuel P. Wright. 
North Georgetown Circuit, to be supplied 
(by R. J. Tooley). 

Florence Circuit, J. M. Sherman, 

Round Rock Circuit, A. P. Smith. 

Liberty Hill and Leander, H. B. Henry. 
Bertram and Horeb, J. W. Story. 

Burnett Station, C. W. Daniel. 

Marble Falls Mission, R. H. Simpson. 

Taylor Station, E. A. Smith. 

East Taylor Mission, James Hall. 

Jonah Circuit, H. A. Boaz. 

Bartlett Circuit, E. T. Harrison. 

Holland Mission, C. D. West. 

Corn Hill and Snlado, C. J. Shutt. 

Belton Station, C. R. Wright. 

South Belton Circuit, I. N. Burks. 

North Belton Circuit, W. W. Henderson. 
Ocala Circuit, to be supplied (by J. T. W hite). 

WACO DISTRICT. 

R. C. Armstrong, P. E. 

Waco: Fifth Street, H. A. Bourland. 

Morrow Street, F. V. Hammond. 

East Waco and Tenth Street, C. N. N. Fer- 
guson. 

Lorena Circuit, Charles Davis. 

Bruceville Circuit. W. T. Melugin. 

Moody Station, M. L. Moody. 

Oenaville Circuit, W. M. Adams. 

Crawford and Valley Mills, J. J. Davis. 
McGregor Circuit, J.’ D. Crockett. 

West Circuit, S. Morriss. 

Abbott Circuit, S. B. Ellis. 



Whitney Circuit, G. A. Green. 

Dripping Springs Mission, G. Wi, Harris. 
Mart Mission, N. M. McLaughlin. 

Temple Station, C. S. Field; D. II. Dickey, 
Sup. 

South Temple Mission, W. H. Terry. 

Rogers Circuit, E. W. Simmans. 

Bosqueville Circuit, J. P. Calloway. 

Waco Female College, F. T. Mitchell, Agert. 

.CORSICANA DISTRICT. 

George S. Wyatt, P. E. 

Corsicana Station, J. R. Nelson. 

Corsicana Circuit, J. M. Bond. 

Mt. Calm Circuit, M. B. Johnson. 

Hubbard City Mission, W. J. Lemons. 
Dawson Circuit, W. D. Bass. , 

Wortham Circuit, H. Bradford. 

Kerens Circuit, N. A. Keen. 

Mexia Station, W. M. Shelton. 

Mexia Circuit, R. R. Raymond. 

Groaebeck Circuit, W. H. Moss. 

Thornton Circuit, G. J. Irvin. 

Hillsboro Station, M. S. Hotchkiss. 

Itaska Circuit, C. E. Galligher. 

Bethel Mission, to be supplied (by R. Oden). 
Dresden Circuit, M. H. Major. 

Irene Circuit, J. W. Sansom. 

Rice and Chatfield Circuit, G. S. Clark. 
Drane Mission, to be supplied (by C. W r . 
Young). 

WAXAHACIIIE DISTRICT. 

John S. Davis, P. E. 

Waxahachie Station, John A. Wallace ; F. P. 
Ray, Sup. 

Waxahachie Circuit, W. E. Hawkins. 
Simms and Glenwood, J. E. Walker. 

Italy Circuit, S. J. Franks. 

Reagor Circuit, R. D. Moon. 

Avalon Circuit, T. G. Patterson. 

Bristol Circuit, William Sproule. 

Ennis Station, J. A. Walkup. 

Lancaster and Ferris, J. P. Childress. 

Oak Cliff Station, T. S. Armstrong. 

South Oak Cliff Mission, S. W. Lowe. 
Wheatland and AVest Dallas, B. A. Thoma- 
son. 

Red Oak Circuit, F. M. Winburne. 

Grand View Circuit, H. C. Jolly. 

Alvarado Station, J. M. Armstrong. 

Tract Agent, George W. Owens. 

FORT WORTH DISTRICT. 

W. L. Nelms, P. E. 

Fort Worth: First Church, AY. F. Lloyd. 
Missouri Avenue, T. C. Ragsdale. 

Mulkev Memorial, J. W. Hampton. 

Fort Worth Mission, C. A. Evans. 

Arlington Circuit, D. C. Ellis. 

Mansfield Circuit, E. Hightower. 
Marystown Circuit, J. R. Steele. 

Cleburne Station, J. S. Chapman. 

Cleburne Circuit, B. F. Badgett, 

Cresson Circuit, W. K. Simpson. 



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Northwest Texas 

Granbury Station, T. W. Rogers. 

Glen Rose Circuit, H. M. Glass. 

Morgan and Walnut, J. G. Miller. 

Blum Circuit, A. Long. 

Bluff Dale Circuit, S. C. Vaughan. 

Covington Circuit, J. M. Hacket. 

Sunday School Agent, J. H. Collard. 
Granbury College, E. M. Sweet and R. F. 
Dunn, Professors. 

Polytechnic College, J. W. Adkinson, Presi- 
dent. 

Colporter, I. Z. T. Morris. 

VERNON DISTRICT. 

M. K. Little, P. E. 

Vernon Station, John M. Barcus. 

Vernon Mission, E. T. Bates. 

Mack Circuit, L. G. Rogers. 

Seymour Station, C. D. Jordan. 

Benjamin Circuit, J. T. Griswold. 

Crowel Circuit, J. R. Henson. 

Chillicothe Circuit, to be supplied;. J. D. 
Odom, Sup. 

Quanah and Childress, R. A. Ellis. 

Childress Mission, Thomas Duncan. 

Frazier Mission, G. S. Hardy. 

Duke Mission, to be supplied. 

Mangum Mission, A. B. Trimble. 

Clarendon and Claude, B. M. Stephens. 
Amarillo Station, J. N. Gibson. 

Plainview Circuit, B. F. Jackson. 

Floyd and Brisco, W. B. Ford. 

Guthrie Mission, R. M. Morris. 

Mobeetie Mission, S. B. Sawyer. 

Seymour Mission, to be supplied. 

Memphis Mission, C. S. McCarver. 

Amarillo Circuit, to be supplied. 

WEATHERFORD DISTRICT. 

J. T. L. Annas, P. E. 

Weatherford Station, E. F. Boone. 
Weatherford: Spring Street, M. R. T. Davis. 
Aledo Circuit, G. W. Bruce. 

Springtown Station, C. W. Irvin. 
Springtown Circuit, N. B. Bennett 
Garvin Circuit, I. E. Hightower. 

.Tacksboro Station, C. V. Bailey. 

Whitt Circuit, C. Rowland. 

Graham Station, A. T. Culbertson. 
Booneville Circuit, J. S. Tunnell, 

Bryson Mission, C. E. Lindsley. 

Finis Circuit, J. W. Montgomery. 

Farmer Circuit, B. A. Snoddy. 

New Hope Mission, J. M. Hollars. 

Barton Creek Circuit, A. Hussey. 

Santo Mission, J. M. Baker. 

Mineral Wells Circuit, H. H. Vaughan. 
Weatherford Circuit, E. J. Maxwell. 

CISCO DISTRICT. 

E. A. Bailey, P. E. 

Cisco Station, R. A. Hall. 

Breckinridge Circuit, S. J. Vaughan. 
Eliasville Circuit, M. W. Rogers. 

Eastland Circuit, J. J. Canafax. 

Gordon and Strawn, V. V. Cox. 



Conference, 1891. 

De Leon Circuit, T. B. Hilburn. 

Carbon Circuit, R. H. Good®. 

Dublin Station, J. H. Chambliss. 

Green’s Creek Circuit, B. F. Gassaway. 
Armstrong Mission, E. R.- Wallace. 
Stephenville Circuit, J. J. Harris. 

Duffau Circuit, J. H. Trimble. 

Carlton Circuit, J. A. Gardner. 

Hick Circuit, G. M. Calhoun. 

Rising Star and Pisgah, M. M. Smith. 

Sipe Springs Circuit, J. A. Burks. 

Proctor Mission, to be supplied (by U. J- 
Morton). 

GATESVILLE DISTRICT. 

G. W. Graves, P. E. 

Gatesville Station, G. F. Boyd. 

Lampasas Station, James Mackey. 

Lampasas Miasion, G. D. Wilson. 

Lometa Circuit, M. L. Hallenbeck. 

Bee House Circuit, R. S. Heiser. 

Copperas Cove Circuit, W. H. Harris; J. F. 
Neal, Sup. 

Evant Circuit, G. A. Nance. 

Jonesboro Circuit, M. Mills. 

Gatesville Circuit, J. W. Hall. 

Brook haven Mission, to be supplied. 

Coryell City Circuit, W. B. McKeown. 
Killeen Circuit, A. B. Roberts. 

Hamilton and Shive Circuit, D. T. Holmes. 
Meridian Station, W. E. Caperton. 

Martin Gap Circuit, G. C. Summers. 

Iredell and Hico Circuit, William Price. 
Harmony Chapel Circuit, W. V. Jones. 

BROWNWOOD DISTRICT. 

J. P. Mussett, P. E. 

Brownwood Station, J. G. Putmarw 
Coleman Station, A. E. Carraway. 

Santa Afia Circuit, J. W. Dickinson. 

Ballinger Station, J. N. Snow. 

Ballinger Mission, W. S. P. McCullough. 
Robert Lee Mission, D. C. Stark. 

May Circuit, G. F. Fair. 

Indian Creek Circuit, T. J. Lasseter. 

Glen Cove Circuit, R. W. Welborn. 
Comanche Station, C. V. Oswalt. 

Comanche Circuit, J. T. Bludworth. 

Zephyr Circuit, D. Morgan. 

Goldthwaite Station, W. C. Hilburn. 

Mullen Circuit, to be supplied (by G. W- 
Templin). 

Thrifty Circuit, J. W. R. Bachman. 
Cottonwood Circuit, W. A. Gilleland. 

ABILENE DISTRICT. 

' E. L. Armstrong, P. E. 

Abilene Station, S. R. Hay. 

Albany Station, C. C. Armstrong. 

Big Springs and Midland, N. B. Read. 
Colorado Station, B. R. Bolton. 

Haskell Station, J. Haralson. 

Anson Circuit, I. L. Mills. 

Weinda Circuit, to be supplied (by T. C. 
Eason h 

Sweet Water Circuit, J. H. Wiseman. 



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Merkel Circuit, J. C. Carter. 

Baird Circuit, W. L. Harris. 

Buffalo Gap Circuit, J. T. Rascoe. 
Throckmorton Circuit, W. P. Garvin. 
Abilene Mission, J. B. Elder. 

Roby Mission, J. I. Davis. 

Rayner Mission, P. M. Jones. 



Snyder Mission, R. V. Galloway. 

Iatan Mission, T. L. Adams. 

J. F. Marshall, Morris Evans, W. F. Le- 
Fevre, A. K. Miller, E. D. Dameron, T. B. 
Norwood, C. H. Gregory, and S. C. Little- 
page transferred to other Conferences. 



LITTLE ROCK CONFERENCE. 

Held at Arkadelphia, Ark., December 2-7, 1891. 



Bishop Duncan, President 

Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Edwin R. Steel, Samuel W. Rainey, 
Luther C. Wilson, James Thomas, John F. 
Taylor, Matthew W. Manville, Samuel C. 
Dean, Alexander C. Kelly. 8. George W. 
McCarty remains in this class. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? E. F. Wil- 
son, J’. A. Henderson, J. W. Yantrease, J. J. 
Colson, W. C. Hilliard, T. E. Bolding, G. E. 
Parsons, H. D. Thweatt, F. P. Doak, R. G. 
Rowland. 10. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? David 
Bolls, by vote of Conference; Samuel W. 
Rainey, at his own request. 2. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? G. E. Cameron, G. C. Jones, J. J. 
Menefee, W. J. Hearon, C. R. Montgomery, 
B. A. White, R. T . Riley, J. R. Rushing, F. 
N. Brewer, H. M. Whaling. 10. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? J. W. F. 
:Scott, William F. Locke, L. M. Powell. 3. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? J. S. Clower, J. J. 
Tarlton, from the Arkansas Conference; E. 
M. Pipkin, from the White River Conference; 
R. D. Smart, from the South Carolina Con- 
ference; J. F. Follen, from the Texas Con- 
ference. 5. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
F. J. Shaw, K. W. Dodson, C. W. Drake, W. 

. r . Evans, G. S. Turrentine, Edward Rush- 
ing, G. S. Saxton, B. F. Scott, A. S. Scott, J. 
W:F. Scott. 10. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? G. E. Cameron, G. C. 
Jones, W. J. Hearon, C. R. Montgomery, J, 

. R. Rushing, F. N. Brewer. 6. J. J. Mene- 
fee, B. A. White, and R. T. Riley, of this 
class, are already deacons. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? G. E. Cameron, G. C. 
Jones, W. J. Hearon, C. R. Montgomery, J. 
R. Rushing, F. N. Brewer. 6. 

I Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 

deacons? L. C. Wilson, D. C. Colquette, F. 
P. Allgood, J. W. Miller, T. E. Bolding, T.G. 



; J. R. Moore, Secretary. 

Couch, Lewis Christian, E. F. Wilson, F. G. 
Davis. 9. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? L. C. Wilson, D. C. Col- 
quette, F. P. Allgood, J. W. Miller, T. E. 
Bolding, Lewis Christian, E. F. Wilson, T. 
G. Crouch, J. A. Henderson. 9. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? J. M. Pinnell, R. J. Raiford, 
B. A. Few, G. W. Rice, A. M. Robertson. 5. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? J. M. Pinnell, R. J. Raiford, 
B. A. Few, G. W. Rice, A. M. Robertson. 5. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? B. A. White, G. E. Parsons. 2. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? B. A. White, G. E. Parsons. 2. 
Ques. 16. Who are located this year? W. 

A. Freeman, G. E. Cameron— at their own 

request, 2. » 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? H. 
R. Withers, H. Townsend. 2. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? An- 
drew Hunter, A. W. Simmons, W. J. Scott, 
R. H. Saunders, A. Avery, J. E. Caldwell, A. 

B. Winfield, J. H. Blakely, Joseph Turren- 
tine, E. N. Watson. 10. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? Benjamin Watson, Z. 
W. Richardson. 2. 

Benjamin Watson, son of Benjamin and 
Elizabeth Watson, was born in Hyde Coun- 
ty, North Carolina, April 10, 1810; and de- 
parted this life March 23, 1891. Under the 
pious training of a Methodist mother, he 
was led to Christ in his youth, became a 
member of the Church in his twenty-first 
year, and was licensed to preach in June. 
1831, and employed immediately on the 
Roanoke Circuit of the Virginia Conference. 
He was received on trial in the Virginia 
Conference in 1832, and appointed to Wil- 
liamsburg Circuit; 1833, Amherst Circuit; 
1834-35, Tarboro Circuit; and 1836, Raleigh 
Circuit. During these years the ministry of 



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the young preacher was attended with great 
revival power. The converts were numbered 
by many hundreds every year. In the midst 
of a great revival on Raleigh Circuit a blood 
vessel w as ruptured in his lungs, and he w r as 
brought down apparently to death’s door. 
There followed a lingering sickness and dis- 
ability for some years; indeed, a nervous 
trembling continued all his life. After re- 
covering sufficiently to do so, he removed to 
Tennessee; and in 1838-40 he taught school 
in Hardeman County, preaching as strength 
and opportunity served. He was transferred 
to the Memphis Conference in 1841, and ap- 

? ointed to Salem Circuit; in 1842-44, to 
aris District ; in 1845. to Holly Springs Cir- 
cuit; in 1846, to Marshall Circuit; in 1847, 
to Hernando Circuit. On this circuit he was 
prostrated with throat disease, and the next 
year closed a fruitful w T ork of eight years 
in the Memphis Conference. Not many re- 
member these revivals in the forties. They 
were more than forty years ago, and the 
great company of the worshipers had passed 
away before the preacher who pointed them 
so successfully to Christ. No longer able to 
preach as before, he devoted himself to 
teaching. Having been elected President of 
Soulesbury Institute, at Batesville, Ark., he 
transferred to the Arkansas Conference in 
1849. This w r as forty-tw r o years ago. From 
that time he was chiefly engaged in educa- 
tional work at Batesvilie, Tulip, Hamburg, 
Holly Springs, and Toledo, until disabled by 
the infirmities of age. His was always pre- 
eminently a religious school. His solicitude 
for the salvation of his pupils knew no rest. 
He counted a session a failure if the pupils 
were not converted. His sermons and 
prayers and personal pleadings and exhor- 
tations prevailed. Many mothers who pre- 
side to-day in Christian homes were con- 
verted in his schools, and their ministry 
transmitted the sacred w r ork to their chil- 
dren and their children’s children. For the 
last ten years of his life he was blind, and 
suffered much from isolation, poverty, and 
affliction ; but he was full of religious fervor. 
His interest in the work of the Church 
knew no abatement. It was a benediction 
to visit the old veteran, and hear him recount 
the conflicts passed, and read the hope that 
brightened his future. His energy and suc- 
cess in his ministerial work were alike re- 
markable. Fourteen years ago he deliber- 
ately penned this statement: “I think I 
have traveled, in attending ministerial 
work, at least 60,000 miles, preached 7,000 
sermons, and received 10,000 souls into the 
Methodist Church.” 

Z. W. Richardson passed away February 
6, 1891, of pneumonia, contracted while in 
the discharge of his duty. His illness was 
short and severe. His early years were 
spent in Tennessee. Then he gave promise 
of a brilliant life. He was left fatherless 
when quite young. He fought life’s young 



battles bravely, but his early manhood was 
given to the service of Satan. G. T. Sulli- 
van, of the Memphis Conference, gives the 
following description of his conversion: 

“ My acquaintance w ith Z. W. Richardson 
began in the summer of 1877. I w r as assist- 
ing George K. Brooks in a meeting at Hayes 
Avenue Church, Jackson, Tenn., which 
meeting continued three weeks, resulting in 
eighty-two conversions; and Brother Rich- 
ardson was one of them. I shall never for- 
get my first conversation with him. In 
company with a young friend of his, in 
Jackson, he approached me one morning — 
the second w eek of the meeting — and these 
are about the words he spoke : ‘ I am very 
much interested in the question of personal 
religion, that you are earnestly discussing 
day and night in this meeting; but I have 
read Thomas Paine and Hume until I have 
become very skeptical. Tell me something 
that will relieve me. There must be some- 
thing real about this thing, for I see unmis- 
takable evidence.’ Being but a boy, and in 
my second year as a preacher, I hesitated to- 
say anything, but requested him to return 
for the night service, which he promised to- 
do. That night great pow'er fell upon the 
congregation and preacher. When penitents 
were invited, Zac.h Richardson was among 
them. O how r he prayed! Shall I ever for- 
get it? He w T ent away without the witness. 
Next morning, before preaching, an oppor- 
tunity was given for experience from young 
converts. Among the first to rise w r as this 
skeptical young man. Said he: ‘I have 
been miserable all night. On inv way to 
this service this morning an inexpressible 
peace filled my soul ; my soul is all love to 
God. I cannot see him; but my faith saves 
me, and Christ’s blood cleanses me. I am 
his, now r and forever.’ We had no preaching 
that, morning, for that was gospel : and 
mourners crowded the altar, and many 
more rejoiced in the same forgiveness.” He 
entered the Memphis Conference, at Browns- 
ville, in the fall of 1877. Several years he 
preached in the White River Conference; 
spent several more in the local ranks. He 
entered the Little Rock Conference at Pine 
Bluff tw'o years ago; traveled the Hickory 
Plains Circuit the past year. This year he 
was sent to Emmett Circuit. He began 
w r ell, but God called him to the triumphs of 
heaven. Nine days after his death w 7 e laid 
to rest his loving companion. The blow 
was too great. What a sad, sad scene ! The 
three little children — fatherless, motherless ! 
The Christian people of-Emmett cared for 
them until they were taken to the home of 
their aunt, Mrs. Scarboro. We learn that 
the babe has since died. May God be mer- 
ciful to the remaining boy and girl! 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names w r ere called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 



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Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Little Rock District. 





White 

Mem's. 


Colored 

Mem's. 


Loo' I 
Pr's. 




441 








322 








165 




2 




278 




6 




265 




1 




l 22 








202 




1 




331 




1 




421 




2 




128 




1 




206 




1 


England Circuit 


311 




5 




600 




3 




3,692 




23 



Pine Bluff District. 



< Pine Bluff: First Church. 

Lakeside 

Sheridan 

Toledo 

Kingsland 

New Edinburg 

Lehi 

Auburn 

Arkansas Post. 

White River 

De Witt 

Stuttgart 

Old River 

Pastoria 

Redfield 



43S 

112 

391 

321 

352 

490 

365 

165 

254 

419 

186 

38 

36 

140 

216 



3.923 



Hot Springs District. 



Arkadelphia District. 



3 19 



Hot Springs; Central Avenue 


338 

112 




3 

3 


Glen Street and ^lalvern Hill ... 


i90 

365 

216 




1 

4 




1 


1 




301 




5 




437 




5 




368! 


4 




232 




5 




290 




6 


Cove 


171 


1 


4 


Saline 


428 


4 










3,448 


2 


45 



Arkadelphia 


324 




2 




250 




1 




116 




1 




510 




1 




350 




1 




260 




4 




364 




2 




400 






Tulip 


572 




2 




510 




2 




427 




6 




238 




1 




390 




2 




645 




2 




5,356 




27 


Washington District. 






ier 




1 




301 




2 




454 








193 




1 




276 




4 


Fulton 


175 




1 



Washington District ( Continued ). 





White 

Mem’s. 


Colored 

Mem's. 


Loc'l 

Pr's. 




216 




1 




158 




1 


Chapel Hill 


415 




fr 




127 




1 




651 




3 




588 




4 




450 




1 


Texarkana 


100 




2 




257 














4.525 




27 


Camden District 


211 








387 






Ouachita 


394 




1 


Carolina 


440 




1 




210 




1 




383 




1 




361 




2 




380 






425 




2 


Lapile 


441 






Hampton 






2 




200 




2 




263 




i 




310 




2 




300 




2 








5,070 




2b 



Monticello District. 



Monticello Station 

Mt. Pleasant Circuit .. 

Lacy Circuit 

Selma Circuit 

Holly Grove Circuit ... 
Arkansas City Station 

Lake Village 

Cariola Circuit 

Bartholomew Circuit . 
Fountain Hill Circuit 

Hamburg Station 

Hamburg Circuit 

Palestine Circuit 

Warren Station 



Recapitulation. 



Little Rock District. 
Pine Bluff “ 

Hot Springs “ 

Arkadelphia “ 

Washington “ 

Camden “ 

Monticello “ 



Total this year. 
Total last year 



Increase . 
Decrease.. 



145 

370 






255 




1 


309 




2 


96 




a 


27 






10 






75 




1 


169 




1 


317 




4 


104 1 




241 




3 








155 












2,630 




15 


3,692 




23 


3.923 


3 


19 


3.448 


2 


45 


5,356 




27 


4,525 




27 


5,070 




20 


2,630 




15 


28,644 


5 


176 


27,441 


6 


180 


1,203 







Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 811. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,879. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 377. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 2,198. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 17,629. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $4,131. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 



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foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? |3, 753.45. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $5,847.25; Do- 
mestic Missions, $3,322.35. Total, $9,169.60. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $2,100. 

Ques. 31. W T hat is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 355 7-10; value, $277,312. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 63 ; value, $60,296. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Hendrix College: Teachers, 7; stu- 
dents, 135 ; value of property, $95,000. 
Galloway Female College: Teachers, 20; 
students^ 250; value of property, $50,000. 
Arkadelphia Methodist College: Teachers, 
10; students, 170; value of property, $40,000. 
Little Rock Conference Training School:. 
Teachers, 3; students, 100; value of proper- 
tv. $3,000. Stuttgart Collegiate Institute: 
Teachers, 2; students, 50; value of property, 
$ 6 , 000 . 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Magnolia, Ark. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

LITTLE ROCK DISTRICT. 

H. H. Watson, P. E. 

Little Rock: First Church, R. D. Smart. 
Winfield Memorial, E. N. Evans; H. R. 

Withers, Sup. 

Asbury, W. A. Steel. 

Mabelvale Circuit, J. A. Henderson. 
Maumelle Circuit, F. P. Doak. 

Liberty, R. C. Atchley. 

Austin Circuit, J. S. Clower. 

Lonoke Station, W. F. Evans. 

Hickory Plains Circuit, K. W. Dodsoti. 

Des Arc and De Vail’s Bluff, J. M. D. Sturgis. 
Carlisle and Hazen, C. L. Adams. 

Wattensas Circuit, S. C. Dean. 

England Circuit, J. W. F. Scott. 

PINE BLUFF DISTRICT. 

J. H. Riggin, P. E. 

Pine Bluff: First Church, J. R. Moore. 

Lakeside, C. B. Brinkley. 

Sheridan Circuit, G. S. Turrentine. 

Toledo Circuit, J. D. Whitesides. 

Kingsland Circuit, F. N. Brewer. 

New Edinburg Circuit, B. A. White. 

Lehigh Circuit, G. W. McCarty. 

Arkansas Post Circuit, L. C. Wilson. 

'White River Circuit, G. V. Parsons. 

’ De Witt Circuit, H. D. Thweatt. 

Goldman Circuit, T. E. Bolding. 

Stuttgart Station, William F. Locke. 

•Old River Circuit, W. H. Browning. 
Pastoria Circuit, G. W. Mathews. 

Redfield Circuit, J. R. Sherwood. 



MONT1CELLO DISTRICT. 

A. 0. Evans , P. E. 

Monticello Station, J. F. Follen. 

Mt. Pleasant Station, W. M. Crowson. 

Star City Circuit, C. R. Montgomery. 

Lacy Circuit, W. C. Hilliard. 

Tillar Circuit, W. J. Rogers. 

Arkansas City and Dermott, L. B. Hawley. 
Lake Yillage and Cariola, T. D. Scott. 

Macon Hill’s Circuit, to be supplied (by G. 
W. Duncan). 

Bartholomew Circuit, J. M. PinnelL 
Hamburg Station, Boone Keeton. 

Hamburg Circuit, R. J. Raiford. 

Berea Circuit, E. F. Wilson. 

Palestine Circuit, F. J. Shaw. 

W T arren Station, S. N. Burns. 

CAMDEN DISTRICT. 

J. R. Cason , P. E. 

Camden Station, J. F. Carr. 

Camden Circuit, E. L. Beard. 

Ouachita Circuit, J. M. Cline. 

Carolina Circuit, B. A. Few. 

Magnolia Station, J. R. Sanders. 

Stephens and Waldo, J. A. Sa»e. 

Atlanta Circuit, J. H. Bradford. 

El Dorado Circuit, G. W. Logan. 

Lapile Circuit, J. R. Rushing. 

Hampton Circuit, J. B. Thomas. 

Fordyce Station, R. R. Moore. 

Bearden Circuit, J. S. Nicholson. 

Buckner Circuit, J. J. Menefee. 

Lewisville Circuit, W. W. Mills. 

Magnolia Circuit, J. L. Johnston. 

WASHINGTON DISTRICT. 

G. M. Hill, P. E. 

Prescott Station, T. H. Ware. 

De Ann Circuit, B. G. Johnson. 

Emmett Circuit, R. W. McKay. 

Hope Station, John McLauchlan. 
Washington Circuit, J. C. Rhodes. 

Fulton and College Hill, G. S. Sexton. 
Genoa Circuit, B. F. Scott. 

Pevtonville Circuit, E. R. Steel. 

Richmond and Rocky Comfort, C. D. Mc- 
Swain. 

Little River Circuit, R. T. Riley. 

Chapel Hill Circuit, L. M. Powell. 
Locksburg Circuit, A. M. Robertson. 

Mineral Springs Circuit, J. H. Gold. 

Center Point Circuit, H. B. Scruggs. 
Nashville Circuit, J. W. Rerry. 

ARKADELPHIA. DISTRICT. 

H. I). McKinnon, P. E. 

Arkadelphia Station, H. M. Whaling. 

Clark Circuit, J. M. G. Douglass. 

Smithton Circuit, W. .T. Hebron. 

Gurdon and Bierne, W. J. Davis. 

Okolona Circuit, A. Turrentine. 
Murfreesboro Circuit, J. J. Tarlton. 

Social Hill Circuit, E. Garrett. 

Dalark Circuit, C. M. Keith. 



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Holly Springs Circuit, A. S. Scott* 

Princeton Circuit, S. A. Hill. 

Lono Circuit, A. C. Kelly. 

Malvern Station, J. R. Harvey. 

Benton Station, M. W. Manville; H. Town- 
send, Sup. 

•Collegeville Circuit, 0. H. Keadle. 

Bryant Circuit, C. A. Bayless. 

Arkadelphia Methodist College, G. C. Jones, 
President 

HOT SPRINGS DISTRICT. 

A. D. Jenkim, P. E. 

Hot Springs: Central Avenue, C. C. Godden. 
South Hot Springs, W. R. Harrison. 
Malvern Hill and Glen Street, James 
Thomas ; one to be supplied. 

New Liberty Circuit, J. W. Vantrease. 



Mountain Valley Circuit, Edward Rushing. 
Crystal Springs Circuit, G. W. Riee. 

Mt. Ida Circuit, J. Y. Christmas. 

Amity Circuit, C. W. Drake. 

Dallas Circuit, R. G. Rowland. 

Potter Circuit, J. J. Colson. 

Silver Hill Mission, J. F. Taylor. 

Saline Circuit, J. B. Williams. 

M. B. Chapman and J. T. McCann trans- 
ferred to the St. Louis Conference. 

H. W. Brooks transferred to the Memphis 
Conference. 

E. B. Galloway transferred to the Louis- 
iana Conference. 

A. T. Galloway transferred to the West 
Texas Conference. 

W. C. Adams and Wade Preston trans- 
ferred to the White River Conference. 



WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE. 
Held at Asheville, N. C., November 11-16, 1891. 
Bishop Galloway, President; C. G. Montgomery, Secretary. 



Question 1 . Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Marshall 0. Ligon, William F. 
Womble, Andrew J. Burrus, John C. Mock, 
Miles H. Vestal, Henry H. Jordan, James J. 
Gray, Charles H. Curtis, Robert B. Shel- 
ton. 9. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? James M. 
Rice, Walter M. Curtis, William S. C. Cherry, 
Perley E. Parker, William H. Perry, Tevis 
E. Weaver, William L. Sherrill, Thomas B. 
McCurdy, Robert D. Sherrill, Ebenezer 
Myers, Henrv T. Hoover, James T. Crocker, 
L. D. Gillespie, John F. Crowell, William H. 
Nelson, W. A. Wilson, T. W. Mansfield. 17. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? John T. 
Bagwell. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? William P. McGee, D. Franklin 
Carver, Alfred R. Surratt, Edward J. Poe, 
Parker Holmes, Walter L. Dawson, Joseph 
H. West, Anthony W. Jacobs, William V. 
Honeycutt, Thomas J. Rogers. 10. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? John T. 
Bagwell. 1. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? J. W. Bowman, 
R. W. Pickens, J. C. Postell, T. E. Wagg, D. 
Atkins, R. M. Taylor, T. W. Mansfield, W. S. 
Creasy, W. A. Wilson, S. S. Gasque. 10. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
L. A. Falls, S. B. Turrentine, H. L. Atkins, 
J. C. Troy, J. F. Austin, William G. Malo- 
nee. 6. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons ? Alfred R. Surratt, Edward 
8 



J. Poe, Parker Holmes, Walter L. Dawson, 
Joseph H. West, Anthony W. Jacobs, Wil- 
liam V. Honeycutt, Thomas J. Rogers. 8. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Alfred R. Surratt, Edward 
J. Poe, Parker Holmes, Joseph H. West, An- 
thony W. Jacobs, William V. Honeycutt, 
.Walter L. Dawson, Thomas J. Rogers. 8. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Nathan H. D. Wilson, William 
H. Perry, John C. Mock, Jacob Simpson, 
Alfred H. Starnes, Noah A. Miller, James L. 
Crook, John E. Brown. 8. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Nathan H. D. Wilson, 
William H. Perry, John C. Mock, Jacob 
Simpson, Alfred H. Starnes, Noah A. Miller, 
James L. Crook, John E. Brown. 8. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? J. W. Clegg, J. M. Lowder, 
S. P. Douglas, T. W. S. Parker, Ira Erwin, L. 
M. Brower, R. S. Abernethy, C. M. Camp- 
bell, N. R. Richardson. 9. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? James W. Clegg, James M. 
Lowder, Samuel P. Douglass, Thomas W. S. 
Parker, Ira Erwin, Lewis M. Brower, Rob- 
ert S. Abernethy, John A. Clark, Nereston 
R. Richardson. 9. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? Andrew J. Burruss. 1. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? Andrew J. Burrus. 1. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
None. 



114 Western North Carolina Conference , 1S91. 



Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? E. 
J.'Eudaly, C. D. Smith, J. S. Burnett, S. H. 
Helsabeck, I. F. Keerans, J. D. Carpenter, J. 

P. Reynolds. 7. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? W. 

W. Albea, W. S. Haltom, C. M. Anderson, C. 

M. Pepper, J. W. Wheeler, C. W. King, S. 

D. Peeler, W. H. Cooper, W. M. Kerr, J. W. 
Bird, J. W. Puett, S. M. Davis, J. C. Thomas, 

T. H. Edwards. 14. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? W. C. Cannon, J. F. 
Washburn. 2. 

William Calvin Gannon was born in 
Guilford County, N. C., January 19, 1828; 
and died in Winston, N. C., January 9, 1891. 

In 1849 he was converted at a camp 
meeting at Pleasant Garden, and shortly 
afterward joined the M. E. Church, South, 
in Greensboro, N. C. Here he served as class 
leader and superintendent of Sunday school, 
and it was here that in 1856 he joined the 
North Carolina Conference ; and here also, in 
1889, he answered to the Conference roll call 
forthe last time. In the beginning of 1852 he 
entered the Normal College, from which in- 
stitution he graduated in the class of 1856. 
He served as supply on the Guilford Circuit 
during the remainder of this year, and at 
the close of the year he joined the North 
Carolina Conference at Greensboro ; and for 
thirty-four annual gatherings, without miss- 
ing a single session of Conference, he gladly 
met with his brethren, and accepted and en- 
tered upon his appointments with a fidelity 
that knew no abatement. On April 1, 1857, 
he was happily married to Miss Mary Leach, 
daughter of James Leach, Esq., of Trinity 
College, N. C. Five children were born to 
them, four of whom and the mother sur- 
vive. He served the following charges: 
1857, South Iredell Circuit; 1858, Uwharrie 
Circuit; 1859-60, North Iredell Circuit; 1861- 
62, Mocksville Circuit; 1863, Granville Cir- 
cuit; 1864, Wentworth Circuit; 1865-66, 
Granville Circuit; 1867, Wentworth Circuit; 
1868-71, Roanoke Circuit; 1872, Granville 
Circuit; 1873-76, New Berne Station; 1877, 
Salisbury Station; 1878-79, Wayne Circuit; 
1880, Warren Circuit; 1881-82, Warrenton 
Station; 1883-84^ Kinston Station; 1885-86, 
Wadesboro Station; 1887-88, Monroe Sta- 
tion ; 1889-90, Pineville Circuit. In the 
death of Brother Gannon our Church has 
lost one of its most useful and consecrated 
ministers. He was a warm and untiring 
advocate of Christian education ; he was for 
many years a Trustee of Trinity College, and 
no man loved that institution more warmly 
or labored for it with a more earnest zeal 
than he. From the beginning of his minis- 
try to its close he was a close and unremit- 
ting student. He did not go into God’s 
sanctuary with unbeaten oil. He had a 
well-furnished mind, and was preeminently 
a Bible student. As a preacher he was 
strong, clear, and impressive — sometimes 



moving with great power the congrega- 
tions that waited upon his ministry. As a- 
pastor his warm, loving heart went out for 
the flock over which the Holy Ghost had 
made him overseer. He was naturally of a 
most amiable disposition — sweet spirited 
and kind, drawing to himself lifelong friends 
wherever he went. Above all, he was a 
man of God, deeply pious, manifesting a 
Christlike spirit in his daily walk and con- 
versation. His piety shone with brightest 
resplendence when under stress of trial. His 

E atience and faith during his affliction on 
is last charge were mighty sermons for 
good to many of his sorrowing flock. He 
attended energetically and wisely to all his 
duties as a preacher, building up the Church 
for Christ wherever he went. During the 
year he spent on the Uwharrie Circuit more 
than two hundred and fifty souls were con- 
verted, and during his pastorate at New 
Berne his labors were signally blessed. Under 
his ministry there our Church was visited by 
one of the most remarkable revivals in all its 
history ; and among our people in that con- 
gregation the name of W. C. Gannon is to- 
this day as an ointment poured forth; and 
so on the Roanoke Circuit and various other 
charges that might be mentioned. For thir- 
ty-four years he gathered precious sheaves 
for the kingdom. With an unwavering 
faith he pressed the battle against the power 
of darkness, winning scores and hundreds 
of souls to the service of the Master, and in- 
spiring hope and courage in the hearts ot 
thousands of God’s people. Wherever lie 
went sinners were converted to God, and 
the saints lifted to a higher life. At the close 
of the year 1890, on the Pineville Circuit, 
his health had become so enfeebled that he 
asked for a superannuated relation, hoping 
that by rest he might be restored. He ac- 
cordingly moved with his family to Winston, 
that he might be with his son and married 
daughter. For the first few weeks his 
friends entertained the hope that he would 
recover; but his work was done, and we 
soon recognized the fact that the end was 
near. No man was ever readier to depart 
than he. When first entering upon his 
season of rest he said: “ If it be God s will 
that I should recover, all well; if it be his 
will that I should go, all well.” As he came 
down near the river his soul was undaunted, 
and he frequently gave forth utterances that 
signified his unfaltering faith in God. Not 
long before he expired he exclaimed: “I 
have fought a good fight, I have finished my 
course, I have kept the faith.” His life had 
been a victory ; his death was a triumph. 

James F. Washburn, son of Perry and 
Elizabeth Washburn, was born in Cleveland 
County February 27, 1854; and died in Yad- 
kinville, N. C., June 29, 1891. His life was 
one of devotion to the Church. Though he 
has been called from labor to rest so soon in 
•life, yet he has started currents of good that 



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will flow on to induce succeeding generations 
to meet and bless him in eternity. He had 
the sure foundation for a good man — a good, 
consecrated, Christian mother, who had 
much to do with molding and shaping his 
noble character. He was always pious and 
good, and at the age of seventeen he w T as 
converted and joined the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church, South. He joined the North 
Carolina Conference at Durham, N. C., in 
1881, devoting the remaining part of his life 
to the itinerant ministry, and meeting its 
obligations with a heroic faith and noble 
heart. He was ordained deacon in 1883, at 
Statesville; and elder in 1885, at Charlotte, 
by Bishop Keener. His service was given to 
the following appointments: 1882-83, Bath 
Circuit; 1884-86, Goldsboro Circuit; 1887, 
Jones Circuit; 1888-89, Craven Circuit; 1890, 
Monroe Circuit; 1891, Yadkinville Circuit, 
which he filled very acceptably till his death. 
Brother Washburn was a good, sound gos- 
pel preacher, and filled the place of an itin- 
erant acceptably, and under his preaching 
many souls were brought to Christ. Many 
will call him blessed in eternity. His quiet, 
unassuming . manner and upright walk al- 
ways won the hearts and confidence of his 
flock. They loved him. They honored 
him as the representative of God. No one 
ever doubted the genuineness of Brother 
Washburn’s pietv. He loved his brethren, 
was faithful to his friends, and helpful to 
the unfortunate. He was happily married 
to Hattie F. Foy, of Craven County, October 
4, 1887, who has been a faithful sharer in all 
the toils and hardships of an itinerant life. 
During his sickness he expressed a perfect 
resignation to the w T ill of God. He was will- 
ing to live and work for him, or to depart. 
He was a good man, and died triumphantly, 
and has passed into a higher and nobler 
state of existence. 



Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Greensboro District. 





White 

Mem's. 


Colored 

Mem’s. 


Ooc'l 

Pr’s. 




428 




3 




242 






Greensboro Circuit 


474 






Reidsville Station 


351 




2 


Ruffin Circuit 


611 




2 


Summerfield Circuit 


470 

369 




1 






1 


Pleasant Garden Circuit 


447 




1 


Randleman Station 


315 




2 


Asheboro Circuit 


664 




3 


Randolph Circuit 






3 


High Point Station 






■J. 


Cwharrie Circuit 


460 




Randolph Mission 


243 




2 










6,304 




21 



Wmslon District. 

1 


White |< 
Mem's. 


Colored 1 
Meui’s. 1 


L.oc'1 

Pm. 


Winston: Centenary 


789 , 




2 


Burkhead Mission 


152 , 








668 , 




6 


Kernersville Circuit 


363 




1 


Madison Circuit 


448 






Leaksville Circuit 


268 


9 


1 


Danburv Circuit 


320 


1 


1 




352 






Zion and Prospect Church 


331 




2 


Lexington Station 


228 








983 




1 


Yadkinville Circuit 


607 




1 


Jackson Hill Circuit 


432 






Stokes Circuit 


517 








6,458 | 


10 


15 


Ml. Airy District. 








Mt. Airy Station 


343 




1 




579 




6 


Dobson "Circuit 


486 


5 


2 




218 








359 


] 




Reddie's River Mission 


186 


4 






288 




3 


Jefferson Circuit 


474 




4 


Watauga Circuit 


482 




3 


Elk Park Circuit 










360 




2 




3,S50 


10 


21 


Statesville District. 








Statesville Station 


388 


1 


1 


Statesville Circuit 








Mooresville Circuit 


994 




3 


Iredell Circuit 


(569 




1 


Newton Circuit 






2 




767 




1 




1,100 




2 


Caldwell Circuit 


630 




3 


Hickorv and Lenoir 


44(1 


i 


1 


LenoirCircuit 


601 


2 


1 1 


Connellv Springs Circuit 


542 




3 




16(J 


I 


1 


Morganton Circuit 






2 


Table Rock Circuit 




I 




Marion Station 


127 




1 


McDowell Circuit 


644 


t 






9,807 




Ij 22 



Salisbury District. 

Salisbury Station 

Salisbury Circuit 

Rowan Circuit 

Chestnut Hill Mission 

Farmington Circuit 

Concord Station 

Concord Circuit 

Forest Hill Station 

Mt. Pleasant Circuit...., 

Albemarle Circuit 

Stanly Circuit 

S«lem Circuit 

Mt. Zion Station 

Enoch ville Circuit 



Charlotte: Tryon Street.. 

Church Street 

Charlotte Circuit 

Matthews Circuit 

Clear Creek Circuit 

Pineville Circuit 

Pleasant Grove Circuit... 

Monroe Station 

Monroe Circuit 

W adesboro Station 

Wadesboro Circuit 

Ansonville Circuit 



4341 

(579 

895 
500 
143 
888 
222 
399 
367 
711 

896 
306 
438 
389 
375 



7,645' 



Charlotte District. 



897 

225 

423 

556 

464 

289 

773 

347 

654 



2 1 


15 




fc 




1 




2- 




1 


1 


I 




2: 






1 


1 




2 


2 





i 







Ques. 22. How many infants have been 

- baptized during the year? 1,716. 

1 Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
• baptized during the year? 1,840. 

, Q U es. 24. What is the number of Sunday 

schools? 615. _ , 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 

. school teachers? 4,241. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 

school scholars? 40,973. _ 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary lor 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers ? $o,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how lias it been ap- 
plied? $4,228.68. Applied to claimants. 
Ques. 29. What has been contributed tor 
; Missions? Foreign Missions, $9,492 1.06 ; Do- 
' mestic Missions, $4,325.75. Total, $13,81/ .81. 

; Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
5 Church Extension? $1,685.05. 
i Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 

- is the estimated value, of church edifices. 

5 Number, 604; value, $620,212.24. 

. Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? ruim- 

i ber, 84 ; value, $104,032. ‘ .... 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
3 tics? Endowment, $50,000; value of prop- 
i erty, $211,000; teachers, 27 ; students, 4-4. 

3 Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 

1 the Conference he held? Winston, N. C. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 

2 tioned this year? 

i f GREENSBORO DISTRICT. 

••• J. R. Brooks, P. E. 

\'r Greensboro: West Market Street, S. H. Hil 

- L liard. 

24 Centenary, S. Pool. 

Greensboro Circuit, J. A. Bowles. 

Reidsville Station, W. R. Ware. 

-• . Ruffin Circuit, N. R. Richardson. 

‘"i Wentworth Circuit, W. F. W omble. 
Summerfield Circuit. J. F. Cravep. 

5 Jamestown Circuit, J.T. Crocker. 

Pleasant Garden Circuit, T. W. S. Parkei 



Charlotte District ( Continued ) 



Shelby District. 



Shelby Station 

Shelby Circuit . 

King’s Mountain Circuit . 

Gastonia Circuit 

Me Adensville Circuit 

Stanley Creek Circuit 

Mt. Holly Circuit ..... 

Mountain Island Station 

Rock Springs Circuit 

Lincoln ton Circuit 

Cherrvville Circuit 

South Fork Circuit 

Fallston Circuit 

Double Shoals Circuit 

Henrietta Circuit. 

Forest Citv Circuit 

Rutherford Circuit 

Folk Circuit 



Asheville District. 



Asheville: Central 

North Asheville 

Riverside 

Weaversville Circuit 

Swannanoa Circuit 

Cain Creek Circuit 

Old Fort Circuit v 

Hendersonville Station. 

Mills River Circuit 

Brevard Circuit ••• 

Sulphur Spring Circuit 

Leicester Circuit 

Hot. Springs Circuit 

Burnsville Circuit 

Bakersville Station 

Toe River Circuit.... 

Spring Creek Circuit.... 
Ivy Circuit 



Franklin District. 



Franklin Station 

Franklin Circuit 

Macon Circuit..... 

Wayuesville Station- 
Pigeon River Circuit, 

Haywood Circuit 

Webster Circuit 

Hamburg Mission 

Bryson City Station.. 
Bryson City Circuit.. 
Hayesville Circuit.... 

Murphy Circuit 

Hiwassee Mission 

Robinsville Mission.. 



Recapitulaiion. 



Treensbor© District 
Winston “ 

Mt. Airy 
Statesville 
Salisbury 
Charlotte ** 

■Shelby “ 

Asheville 
(Franklin 

Total this year.... 

Total last year 



a Winston: Centenary, b. H. lurrenune. 

7. Burkhead and East Winston Chapel, Ira 
Erwin. _ _ 

8 9 Forsythe Circuit, A. J . Burrus. 



Increase. 

Decrease 





White 


Colored 


r.oo'i 




Mem's. 


Mem's. 


Pr's. 


Lilesville Circuit ... 


519 

141 








6,691 


4 


18 



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Kemersville Circuit, E. J. Poe. 

Madison Circuit, H. F. Wiley. 

Danbury Circuit, J. C. Mock. 

Stokes Circuit, T. H. Pegram; S. H. Helsa- 
beck, Sup. 

Thomasville Station, R. G. Barrett. 

Zion and Prospect Circuit, W. M. Curtis: 
Lexington Station, T. A. Boone. 

Davidson Circuit, W. M. Boyles. 

North Yadkin Circuit, E. G. Pusey. 

South Yadkin Circuit, to be supplied (by N. 
G. Whittington). 

MT. AIRY DISTRICT. 

R.M. Hoyle, P. E. 

Mt. Airy Station, J. E. Gay. 

Mt. Airy Circuit, H. L. Atkins. 

Dobson Circuit, W. H. Perry. 

Elkin and Jonesville Station, J. C. Harteell. 
Wilkes Circuit, A. E. Wiley; E. J. Eudaily, 
Sup. 

Reddie’s River Mission, to be supplied. 
Sparta Circuit, J. M. Rice. 

Jefferson Circuit, T. E. Weaver. 

Watauga Circuit, M. H. Vestal. 

Creston Circuit, T. F. Gibson. 

Boone Circuit, P. E. Parker. 

W. A. Wilson, missionary te Japan. 

STATESVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. R. Scroggs, P. E. 

Statesville Station, J. H. Page. 

Statesville Circuit, R. S. Webb; James Wil- 
son, supply. 

Iredell Circuit, M. D. Giles. 

Moores ville Circuit, F. H. Wood. 

Catawba Circuit, J. M. Downum. 

Newton Circuit, G. W. Ivey. 

Alexander Circuit, J. T. Stover. 

Hickory and Lenoir Station, C. G. Little. 
Lenoir Circuit, H. H. Jordan. 

Caldwell Circuit, J. J. Brooks. 

Connelly Springs Circuit, W. L. Sherrill. 
Morganton Station, T. B. Bonner. 

Morganton Circuit, J. M. Lumlv. 

Table Rock Circuit, A. R. Surratt. 

Marion Station, C. M. Gentry. 

McDowell Circuit, J. H. Totton. 

SALISBURY DISTRICT. 

^ J. J. Renn, P. E. 

Salisbury Station, W. H. Leith. 

Chestnut Hill Mission, to be supplied (by 
A. L. Coburn). 

Salisbury Circuit, R. F. Bryant. 

Woodleaf Circuit, W. L. Dawson. 
Mocksville Circuit, J. S. Nelson; W. C. Wil- 
son, Sup. 

Farmington Circuit, L. E. Stacy. 

Concord : Central Church, H. W. Bays. 

Forest Hill, H. M. Blair. 

Concord Circuit, L. M. Brower. 

Mt. Pleasant Circuit, T. T. Salyer. 
Albermarle Circuit, R. M. Taylor. 

Norwood Circuit, Z. Paris. 



Salem Circuit, W. V. Honevcutt. 

Mt. Zion Station, M. A. Smith. 

Enochville Circuit, J. D. Buie. 

Gold Hill Circuit, Z. Rush. 

CHARLOTTE DISTRICT. 

A. P. Tyer, P. E. 

Charlotte: Tryon Street, W. S. Creasy. 

J Church Street, J. B. Carpenter. 

Charlotte Circuit, S. P. Douglass. 

Matthews Circuit, C. C. Brothers. 
i Clear Creek Circuit, T. W. Smith. 

Pineville Circuit, J. F. England. 

Pleasant Grove Circuit, J. W. Strider. 

Monroe Station, J. C. Rowe. 

Monroe Circuit, J. C. Posted. 

Wadesboro Station, F. L. Townsend. 
Wadesboro Circuit, R. T. N. Stephenson* 
Ansonville Circuit, G. W. Hardison. 

Lilesville Circuit, M. V. Sherrill. 

Rocky River Mission, W. S. C. Cherry. 

SHELBY DISTRICT. 

T. W. Guthrie, P. E. 

Shelby Station, J. E. Thompson. 

Shelby Circuit, H. T. Hudson. 

King’s Mountain, W. S. Hales; one to be 
supplied (by L. T. Mann). 

Gastonia Station, C. M. Campbell. 
McAdensville Circuit, J. B. Tabor. 

Stanley Creek Circuit, L. A. Falls. 

Mt. Holly Circuit, T. L. Triplett. 

Mt. Island Station, T. J. Rogers. 

'Rock Spring Circuit, T. S. Ellington. 

Lincoln Circuit, J. F. Austin. 

East Lincoln Circuit, J. W. Clegg. 

South Fork Circuit, M. T. Steele. 

Fallston Circuit, D. P. Tate. 

Double Shoals Circuit, S. S. Gasque. 

Forest City Circuit, B. A. York. 

Henrietta Circuit, A. G. Gantt. 

Rutherford Circuit, M. H. Hoyle. 

Polk Circuit, R. W. Pickens; one to be sup- 
plied (by J. A. Belk). 

ASHEVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. H. Weaver, P. E. 

Asheville: Central Church, C. W. Byrd; J. 
S. Barnett, Sup. 

North Asheville, R. D. Sherrill. 

Riverside, J. C. Troy. 

Bethel and College Street, E. L. Stamey. 
Weaverville Circuit, T. E. Wagg, J. J. Gray. 

. Sulphur Spring Circuit, J. H. Moore. 
Swannanoa Circuit, H. T. Hoover. 

Ivey Circuit, E. Myers. 

Leicester Circuit, P. L. Terrill; J. P. Rey- 
nolds, Sup. 

Cane Creek Circuit, W. M. Boring. 
Hendersonville Station, D. Atkins. 

Mills River Circuit, J. A. Clark. 

Brevard Circuit, to be supplied (by R. H. 
Penland). 

Hot Springs Circuit, T. W. Mansfield. 
(Burnsville Circuit, J. A. Sronce; one to be 
supplied (by R. D. Proflit). 



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Bakersville Station, J. W. Bowman. 

Elk Park and Toe River Circuit, L. D. Gil- 
lespie; one to be supplied. 

Spring Creek Mision, to be supplied (by J. 
C. Logan). 

Old Fort Circuit, J. H. West. 

Asheville Female College, J . D. Arnold, Pro- 
fessor. 

FRANKLIN DISTRICT. 

W. R. Barnett, P. E. 

Franklin Station, D. H. Comann. 

Franklin Circuit, A. W. Jacobs. 

Macon Circuit, W. G. Malonee. 

Waynesville Station, P L. Groome. 

Pigeon River Circuit, W. B. Lyda. 

Haywood Circuit, D. F. Carver; J. R. Long. 
North Haywood Circuit, to be supplied (by 
Z. Cordell). 



Webster Circuit, W. P. McGee. 

Hamburg Mission, C. M. Curtis. 

Brvson City Station, T. F. Marr. 

Bryson City Circuit. R. B. Shelton. 
Hayesville Circuit, L. T. CordelL 
Murphy Station, J. 0. Shelly. 

Andrews Circuit, T. B. McCurdy. 

Hiwassee Mission, to be supplied. 
Robinsville Mission, J. A. Wiggins. 
Hayesville College, H. P. Bailey, President. 

M. J. Hunt, W. C. Norman, J. M. Powder, 
and J. T. Finlay son transferred to the North 
Carolina Conference. 

Marshall O. Ligon transferred to the Co- 
lumbia Conference. 

J. T. Bagwell transferred to the Arkansas 
ConferBiic© 

G. W. Jackson transferred to the Holston 
Conference, and appointed to Mossy Creek. 






VIRGINIA CONFERENCE. 

Held at Petersburg, Va., November 11 - 18 , 1891 . 
Bishop Keener, President ; Paul W hitehead, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Charles H. Galloway, Edgar A. 
Potts, W. J. Williams, Albert S. J. Rice, Ben- 
iamin M. Beckham, G. Haneford Spooner, 
William C. Smith. Asa Driscoll, William E. 
Thompson, John B. Winn, Frederick B. 
Glenn. Leroy L. Banks, Daniel B. Austin, 
Samuel W. Day. 14. . 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Otway P. 
Moorman, James W. Heckman, Samuel R. 
Drewrv, E. H. Rawlings, Samuel W. Eason, 
William B. Jett, John A. Smith, Emmett I. 
Garner. 8. . , n 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? George 
T. Fortune, Robert E. Bentley. 2. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Leroy J, Phaup, Richard H. Ben- 
nett, Esthmus V. Carson, John L. Bray, 
Thomas N. Potts, M. S. Elliott, James H. 
Pike, E. S. Gunn, Randolph T. Clarke, W ll- 
liam R. Proctor, Arthur R. Goodchild. 11. 
Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? B. E. Ledbetter, 
from the Florida Conference; W. J. Young, 
from the Baltimore Conference; F. M. Ed- 
wards, T. J. Bayton, from the North Caroli- 
na Conference. 4. 

Ones. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
James H. Moss, W. A. S. Conrad, Porter 
Hardy, James Cannon, Jr., C. R. James. 5. 



Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? John L. Bray, M. S El- 
liott, James H. Pike, E. S. Gunn, W llliam 
R. Proctor, Arthur R. Goodchild, R. H. Ben- 
nett. 7. . 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? John L. Bray, James II. 
Pike, Elijah S. Gunn, William R. Proctor, 
Arthur R. Goodchild, Mumford S. Elliott, 
Richard H. Bennett. 7. A , 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Edgar A. Potts, William L. Owens, 
W. A. Christian, Roger G. Jones, James W. 
Heckman. 5. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Edgar A. Potts, William 
L. Owens, Roger G. Jones, James W . Heck- 
man. 4. * 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders ? J ohn R. Tillery, Charles W . 
Turner, William W. Southall, Charles L. 
Bane, James O. Babcock, Walter J. Hub- 
bard, Benjamin F. Smith, Richard I. \N ll- 
son. 8. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? John R. Tillery, Charles W . 
Turner, William W. Southall, Charles L. 
Bane, James 0. Babcock, Walter J. Hub- 
bard, Benjamin F. Smith, R. T. Wilson. 8. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? John T. Better. 1. 



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Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? John T. Better. 1. 

Qnes. 16. Who are located this year? 
•Clarke W. Leftwich, John C. Roper, W. 
Dickson Mower. 3. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? Wil- 
liam H. Camper, Thomas H. Early, Henry 
C. Bowles, Charles H. Green. 4. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? Alex- 
ander M. Hall, J. J. Edwards, D. P. Wills, 
James A. Riddick, W. A. Crocker, John B. 
Dey, R. N. Crooks, John McClelland, H. T. 
Bacon, J. B. Laurens, Leo Rosser, W. A. 
Robinson, Jacob Shough, J. R. Waggoner, 
J. F. Brannin, F. J. Boggs, D. M. Wallace, 
T. J. Bayton, Joseph R. Sturgis, E. P. Wil- 
son, James F. Twitty. 21. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? James H. Dalby, Robert 
A. Arimsted, James W. Compton, John E. 
Edwards, William McGee, John G. Rowe, 
John M. Saunders. 7. 

James H. Dalby, the eldest son of James 
F. and Mary E. Dalby, was born in Norfolk, 
Va., February 24, 1852. In 1860 his family 
moved to Norfolk from Northampton Coun- 
ty, Va., where, at a very early period in the 
history of our country, their ancestry had 
settled. Five years after the removal, at 
the age of thirteen, our brother was con- 
verted to God, at a meeting which was held 
in the old Christian church, the only church 
then in the town. With this he connected 
himself, and remained in its communion for 
four years, when he united with the Cum- 
berland Street Methodist Church in Norfolk. 
At the early age of fifteen, two years after 
his conversion, he became impressed with 
the idea that it was his duty to preach, but 
resisted the impression. Several years there- 
after he read a book entitled “A Call to the 
Ministry,” when, through its instrumental- 
ity, and after much earnest prayer, he be- 
came fully and finally convinced of his duty, 
and determined no longer to be disobedient 
to the heavenly calling. He accordingly 
prepared to enter Randolph-Macon College, 
which he did in 1871, remaining three years, 
and graduating in several schools. During 
his last session at this institution, he was li- 
censed to preach, and in the following fall 
(1874) he entered the Virginia Conference to 
accomplish the work to which his life had 
been devoted. During his ministry he served 
the following charges : Leeville Mission, one 
year; Dorchester Mission, four years ; York 
Circuit, three years; Currituck Circuit, two 
years; Fluvanna Circuit, two years; Mid- 
dlesex Circuit, three years. Briefly thus is 
summed up the history of a quiet and unob- 
trusive, but faithful and useful life. Being 
naturally of a retiring disposition, he was 
intimately acquainted with but few in the 
•Conference, but those who knew him best 
-esteemed him for his modesty and humility. 
He never spoke upon the Conference floor 
except to make a report of his work, which 



was always done without parade or ostenta- 
tion. His virtues were exhibited and his 
influence felt in the home circle rather than 
in public gatherings. Brother Dalby had 
naturally a good mind, which had been 
trained by years of study and the varied 
experiences of his calling. As a preacher 
he was plain and practical ; but some of his 
sermons have shown evidences of careful , 
preparation and exhibited decided merit i 
both in thought and delivery. As an itin- ' 
erant he was loyal to his Church and to the 
appointing power. Never seeking an ap- 
pointment, he went without murmur or 
complaint to the work to which he had 
been assigned. He did that work w ell. He 
always brought up the finances of his charge. 
His people loved him. No complaint has 
ever been made against him for failure to 
do his w r ork faithfully ; and no stain or sus- 
picion tarnishes his reputation. He gener- 
ally labored in obscure fields, sowdng all 
alone beside the still waters; and while 
other reapers were shouting in solid ranks 
in the mighty harvest field, he quietly thrust 
in his sickle, in some solitary nook, to gather 
the golden grain where he had gone to scat- 
ter the precious seed of truth and life. How 
much the w r orld owes — how much our be- 
loved Methodism owes to men of this type, 
eternity alone will reveal. The grandest re- 
sults are not always accomplished by those 
whom the world regards as its brightest in- 
tellects. Mediocrity has its mission. In 
that list of illustrious heroes, whose names 
sparkle on the page of our Church history, 
the men whose deeds w r ere as sublime as 
their mission, and as immortal as their des- , 
tiny, were men whose power and influence 
were not measured by the brilliancy of their 
intellects or the greatness of their genius. 

“ Not many of the wise, not many of the 
mighty are called.” Not the number of tal- 
ents, but faithfulness in their use is God’s 
test of true worth. He does well who does 
his best. Judged thus, Brother Dalbv’s life 
was eminently successful. He “ lived not in 
vain, neither" labored in vain.” Large re- 
vivals of religion attended his ministry, and 
many saved through his instrumentality 
will rise up “in that day ” and call him 
blessed. Happy for us if we may meet the 
reward of such faithfulness. During the 
year preceding the death of Brother Dalby, 
his health at one time was so impaired that 
he sought the medical skill of Dr. McGuire, 
of Richmond, Va., and remained for several 
weeks under his care at the “ Retreat for the 
Sick.” Upon the improvement of his health, 
he returned to his charge, where he re- 
mained until the close of the Conference 
year, winding up his work w T ith a glorious 
revival of religion. With his family he then 
visited his father and mother, at their resi- 
dence in Berkeley,Va., intending to go thence 
to Conference at Lynchburg. But God had 
willed otherwise. Almost immediately on 
his arrival he w r as taken sick. The svmp- 



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toms were not at first considered dangerous, 
but he gradually grew worse until December 
27, 1890, when his spirit took its flight to 
the God whom he loved, and whom he had 
served. The writer of this tribute visited 
him frequently during his illness, and al- 
ways found him cheerful and hopeful. His 
trust was fixed in God. As he came nearer 
the end, he said to the dear ones who gath- 
ered around his bedside: “I am feeling as 
if the end is almost at hand.” Later he 
said: “I am thinking all the time about 
those who have gone on before. It seems as 
if their spirits were here with me ” — at the 
same time mentioning the names of several 
of our departed brethren. During all this 
time hope was entertained, both by his phy- 
sician and his friends, of his ultimate recov- 
ery, and the suddenness of his death came 
at last as a sad surprise. Gradually he sunk 
into a stupor, which ended in death. “Well 
done, good and faithful servant.” We doubt 
not that he has entered “into the joy of his 
Lord.” 

Robert A. Armistead, son of Robert and 
Elizabeth Armistead, was born in Hampton, 
Elizabeth City County, Va., May 7, 1808; 
and died in Richmond, Va., March 6, 1891. 
On October 26, 1826, he professed religion, 
and in the evening of the same day joined 
the M. E. Church. In September, 1827, he 
was appointed a class leader. On Septem- 
ber 14, 1835, he was licensed as an exhorter, 
and on October 16, following, he was li- 
censed as a local preacher, under Rev. Moses 
Brook as presiding elder. On February 23, 
1840, at an Annual Conference held at Farm- 
ville, Va., he was ordained a deacon by Bish- 
op Waugh. At the Conference held in Cen- 
tenary Church, Richmond, Va., he was or- 
dained elder by the same bishop November 
19, 1843. His record as a local preacher 
was a noble one. He stood by the Church 
of his choice through the stormy period of 
her division in Hampton in 1828, and was 
largely instrumental in the building of a 
new house of worship in that town, the old 
having passed into the hands of the Meth- 
odist Protestants. The late war, resulting in 
the burning of his native town and home, 
compelled his removal, and put an arrest 
for awhile upon the labors to which he had 
been accustomed. Removing to Richmond, 
Va., he gave up secular business, and in 
1866 we find him preaching in Rocketts, in 
that city. A gracious revival followed, and 
many were added to the Church. He con- 
tinued his labors here through 1867. In 
November, 1868, at the session of our Con- 
ference held at Charlottesville, Va., he ap- 
plied for admission, and was received on 
trial into the traveling connection. His first 
appointment was to Richmond as a city mis- 
sionary. In this field he remained two 
vears. In 1871-72 he was pastor of the Nor- 
folk Circuit. In this charge his ministry 
was very successful, resulting in the conver- 



sion of many souls, and in the building of 
three churches. In 1873 he was pastor of 
Princess Anne Circuit, a large and laborious 
field, and there were many added to the 
Church. From thence on he served as pas- 
tor the following charges in the order and 
dates as follows: Lunenburg Circuit, 1874; 
Dinwiddie Circuit, 1875; West Hanover Cir- 
cuit, 1876-78 ; Goochland Circuit, 1879 ; Spott- 
sylvania Circuit, 1880 ; Caroline Circuit, 1881- 
84 ; Edenton Station, 1885-86 ; Oaklette and 
Bethel* 1887-88. This year closed his active 
pastoral work. In November, 1888, at the 
Conference held in Portsmouth, Va., he was, 
at his own request, placed on the superan- 
nuated list. At his death he lacked but two 
months and one day of completing his eigh- 
ty-third year. This record shows that he 
was a steadfast Christian for nearly sixty- 
five years, a minister of the gospel over fif- 
ty-five years, and a member of our Confer- 
ence over twenty-two years. His funeral 
took place from Centenary Church, Rich- 
mond, Va., where he was ordained an elder 
more than forty -seven years before. After 
he was placed on the superannuated list he 
preached but seldom, but as long as his 
health permitted, he was regular in his at- 
tendance upon the services of the Church, 
and aided the writer in administering the 
sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. His health 
was feeble for some months before his death. 
His mind was clear and active to the last, 
and his end one of peace. Pages could be 
written in truthful exposition of the many 
noble qualities of our venerable brother, but 
the limits of this paper permit only a brief 
summary. He was a fine type of a dignified, 
courteous, and refined gentleman; retiring- 
in disposition, gentle in manner, and true in 
his friendship. He had a thirst for knowl- 
edge; was studious, read much, thought 
much, and wrote much. The last two years 
of his life he spent largely in reading and 
writing out his views upon a number of re- 
ligious themes. As a minister he had a 
high ideal. His conscientious attention to 
the details of his pastoral work, his untiring 
industry, and his patient toils, often under 
adverse circumstances — in old age and away 
from his children — bespoke the fullness of 
his consecration and his ardent desire faith- 
fully to serve his generation by the will of 
God, and thus make full proof of his minis- 
try. As a Christian he was humble, con- 
sistent, earnest, and devoted. His life 
showed the strength and constancy of his 
faith, and the reality of his profession. In 
his last illness his chief concern centered in 
the spiritual welfare of his children. To 
them and the Church he so loved and so 
served he has bequeathed the priceless leg- 
acy of a life high-minded and honorable, . 
and one spent in the service of his God* 
His life and death place him in the category 
of those concerning whom it is said : “ Pre- 
cious in the sight of the Lord is the death 
of his saints.” 



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James Whitefield Compton was born in 
the southwestern part of Bedford County, 
Va., December 5, 1835; and died a few miles 
from the place of his birth on the evening 
of March 20, 1891. When a lad of fifteen, 
he was converted at Emmaus Church under 
the ministry of Rev. M. L. Bishop, and at 
once joined the Church, quickly manifest- 
ing a zealous interest in the work of God, 
and giving indications of the divine call to 
be a minister of the gospel. He was how- 
ever not licensed until October 13, 1860, and 
then recommended to the Annual Confer- 
ence, which received him on trial at its ses- 
sion in Alexandria, Va., in November, 1860. 
The shadow of the Civil War was even then 
upon the face of the whole country. Begin- 
ning to itinerate at such a time, he labored 
in the Conference for twenty years, going 
from mountain to seashore. His ministry 
was fruitful; many souls were converted, 
and the circuits he served improved in most 
respects. His health, never robust, gave 
way to a considerable extent in these toils, 
and he was finally obliged, because especial- 
ly of the condition of his throat, to take a 
supernumerary relation, which he received 
at the Conference of 1880. He settled upon 
a farm, inherited from his father, a few miles 
from Emmaus Church, and for the last ten 
years he worked out a support for his fam- 
ily, preaching as far as strength allowed and 
opportunity was given, selling books (for 
which he developed great aptitude in the 
itinerant work), teaching, and otherwise 
striving to be usefully employed, and to do 
good to all he met. Living in the midst of 
a community in which he was reared, he 
maintained a good character, exerted a 
steady influence for God and a pure reli- 
gion, and performed the duties of a good 
neighbor and citizen. On several occasions, 
when the preachers of his circuit, or on 
some neighboring work, were disabled or 
cut off, he filled the appointments until per- 
manent arrangements could be made. His 
last work of the kind was on the Staunton 
River Mission, after the death of Rev. Jo- 
seph A. Crowder in March, 1890. Small in 
person, and often suffering from infirmities 
of ill health, he was nevertheless a model of 
industry, energy, patience, and punctuality 
in his business. As a preacher he was clear, 
concise, pointed, and often very forcible. 
His reading, though not wide, was exact; 
he was well-grounded in Biblical and theo- 
logical knowledge, and discriminated quick- 
ly and correctly between truth and its coun- 
terfeits. He was an affectionate husband 
and father, and brought up his family in 
the fear and love of God. He was twice 
married : first to a daughter of Mr. Gustavus 
Campbell, of Campbell County, who left a 
daughter, now grown; the second time to 
Miss Eliza J. Norvell, of Buckingham, who 
with five children survives him. His death 
was unexpected and tragic. At the close of 
1890 he wrote as follows, in a manuscript 



book in which he was accustomed, after 
leaving off the keeping of a diary, to record 
his meditations at the close of the year: 

“ We now bid adieu to 1890 and hail 1891, 
not knowing what it has in store for us. If 
spaced to see its close, the good Lord help us 
to spend it better than we have spent any of 
the preceding years of life; and if any of us 
are summoned away, Gpd grant that we 
may be as servants watching and waiting 
for the coming of our Lord.” His wife says : 

“ He talked more about death and the un- 
certainty of life, all the winter, than I ever 
heard him before.” What was “ in store for 
him ” in the year 1891, about to unfold, was 
a painful and violent end. He had spent 
the evening of March 13 with Rev. John W. 
Parrish, preacher in charge of the West Bed- 
ford Circuit, at the house of Sister Nimmo,. 
widow of a kinsman and dear friend, Josiah 
Nimmo, deceased. At the family worship 
he prayed appropriately and fervently for 
his hostess that God would sustain her in the 
bereavements she had suffered. Going by 
the Emmaus post office next morning for his 
mail, as he was dismounting, his horse took 
fright at something and ran off ere he had 
disentangled his foot from the stirrup. He 
was dragged for some distance, and so 
bruised about the head as to produce con- 
cussion of the brain. He was brought in an 
unconscious state to Brother Isaac Cundiff’s 
house, and there lingered until the evening 
of March 20, when at 7 p.m. his soul depart- 
ed out of this life. He had not recovered 
consciousness nor shown any indication of 
improvement, and thus “making no sign” 
he passed away, leaving as his testimony 
the record of his life and the habitual frame 
of mind which found expression in such en- 
tries as that we have above quoted, the last 
that fell from his pen. Of his piety, his 
trust in Jesus, his consecration to the serv- 
ice of God, his sincere desire to do good, his 
submission to the divine will there .can be 
no doubt. Of the years he spent in the itin- 
erant ministry, many fruits abide and testify 
to his diligence and fidelity. His funeral and 
burial services were conducted bv Brother 
Parrish at Emmaus, the church in which he 
was converted, in the presence of a large 
congregation. 

John Ellis Edwards, full of days, labors, 
and usefulness, entered into rest March 31, 
1891. He was born of Methodist parents in 
Guilford County, N. C., August 1, 1814. His 
birth into the kingdom of God at a camp 
meeting September 11, 1832, was an event to 
which he ever testified with full and joyous 
assurance. From that hour religion was to 
him a very positive, definite, and blessed 
experience. He had the witness in himself. 
He received license to preach April 17, 1834. 
He spent the remainder of that year as as- 
sistant to Rev. Joshua Leigh on the Iredell 
Circuit, and joined the Virginia Conference 
in February, 1835. His ministry, begun in. 



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his twentieth year and finished in his sev- 
enty-seventh, had a remarkable uniformity. 
He never located; never took a supernu- 
merary or superannuated relation ; never left 
the pastorate to fill an agency or editorship 
or professorship or any other office; was 
never a presiding elder. His business from 
first to last w r as the direct care of souls. 
There was a break of one year caused by 
extreme and protracted sickness ; he was left 
without appointment in 1843, his life being 
despaired of when the Conference met. He 
lectured on mental and moral science in the 
Petersburg Female College two years, and, 
with David S. Doggett, originated and ed- 
ited the Episcopal Methodist in Richmond for 
one year, just after the close of the war; but 
these engagements did not interrupt his re- 
lation or labors as preacher in charge. He 
served on two circuits in the Virginia Con- 
ference and on two circuits in the North 
Carolina Conference, which was formed in 
1837. He was stationed one year in Beau- 
fort, two in New Berne, and two in Raleigh. 
After eight years in the North Carolina Con- 
ference he was transferred to the Virginia 
Conference, and put in charge of Centenary 
Church, Richmond. The remaining years 
of his ministry were spent in Richmond, 
Norfolk, Petersburg, Danville, and Lynch- 
burg. He was eminently the city pastor by 
adaptation and by length of service. In his 
youth he attended for four or five years a 
Quaker school near his home. Probably the 
leaching was thorough as far as it went, and 
we do not doubt that he learned readily and 
fast. In addition to this important, though 
not extensive preparation, he brought to the 
ministry an acute and active mind, thirst 
for knowledge, aspirations after excellence, 
literary tastes, and urgency of conscience to 
fit himself as far as possible for the most ef- 
fective discharge of his high office. He was 
all his days a diligent student, but also not 
a less 1 diligent worker; he studied that he 
might be the better worker. Brimful of life 
and energy, he threw r his whole soul into 
whatever he did. Books were to him a per- 
petual feast, poetry an exhilaration. He in- 
tensely enjoyed both the composing and 
preaching of sermons. He w r as fond of con- 
versing with his clerical brethren on Scrip- 
tural exegesis and doctrine, and on the plan- 
ning of sermons. His pen ran rapidly over 
the page, and writing was no drudgery. Ran- 
dolph-Macon College recognized his scholar- 
ly and theological attainments by conferring 
on him the degrees of M.A. and D.D. That 
he worked so hard and accomplished so 
much was not due to exceptionally good 
health. He had, it is true, a large measure 
of physical visror and endurance. But in 
the prime of life a disease of the throat 
threatened to drive him from the pulpit, 
and to pass into consumption. Buoyancy 
of spirit, energy of character, tenacity of 
purpose, and delight in life and work fur- 
nish the explanation. As might be expect- 



ed in a person of his mercurial temperament 
and variable health, he had seasons of de- 
pression, but they were rare and brief, and 
scarcely appreciable in his labors and social 
intercourse. Usually he carried sunshine in 
his face and cheerfulness in his voice. From 
the start to the Close of his ministry he was 
attractive and useful. In widely separated 
States of the Union and in distant Brazil, 
after the lapse of almost half a century, men 
spoke with admiration and gratitude of the 
hoy preacher, Edwards, anu of particular 
discourses which they had heard from him, 
on circuits, or at camp meetings in Virginia 
and North Carolina. His preaching grew 
richer in thought with the maturing of his 
powers, but never declined in freshness, 
charm, and unction. His style, while free 
from eccentricity, had marked individuality. 

It was the unaffected outcome and expres- 
sion of the man. The most conspicuous 
feature in his early years was the lively, 
changeful fancy which pervaded the entire 
discourse, as color pervades summer land- 
scape, and the frequent occurrence of bold 
and lofty imagery, like hills and rocks that 
diversify and ennoble the scene. This dom- 
inance of imagination provoked adverse 
criticism from a few grave brethren, who 
thought it inconsistent vyith evangelical sim- 
plicity; but God gives to each star his own 
glory j and if it be true of meats, how much 
more of gifts of mind and speech, that each 
variety is good, and not to be refused, be- 
cause it is sanctified by the word of God 
and prayer. The imagination relatively to 
other faculties was less prominent in his 
riper years, but continued a striking charac- 
teristic, and imparted both force and beauty 
to his latest sermons. Dr. Edwards was 
an instructive preacher. He brought forth 
abundant and varied stores, things new and 
old, from a treasury enriched by reading, 
reflection, and experience. His sermons 
were ornate, but they possessed depth of 
foundation, breadth of structure, and solid- 
ity of material to bear the wealth of orna- 
ment. Exposition, argument, and applica- 
tion had each its full measure of space and 
emphasis. The arrangement was so orderly, 
the thought so lucid, the language so simple, 
that children and the illiterate listened with 
interest and understanding; his freshness 
and fervor, together with a due proportion of 
narrative and description, reasoning and il- 
lustration, and pathetic and impassioned ap- 
peal, held the attention without weariness 
to the end of the discourse, which not sel- 
dom was an hour in 'length. Dr. Edwards 
excelled as a pastor. Faithfully did he keep 
his vow to visit from house to house. His 
visiting was thorough, systematic; overlook- 
ing no member of his flock, single or mar- 
ried, prominent or obscure. He knew them 
all by name and face, character and condi- 
tion. He gave special attention to the sick 
and troubled. He loved children, and no- 
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in the Sunday school ; it was hia habit to go 
from class to class every Sunday and speak 
singly to the children. He was a successful 
minister. God gave him many souls as the 
seal of his call to preach the word. He 
looked and labored for fruit each' year, and 
was not disappointed. A number of great 
revivals occurred under his pastorate. His 
labors were very efficient at camp meetings 
and at protracted meetings in which he as- 
sisted. He gnthered the converts into the 
fold and cherished and trained them care- 
fully. He was a skillful organizer and ad- 
ministrator of Churches, a builder of elegant 
and commodious houses of worship, and an 
adept in collecting funds for ecclesiastical 
and benevolent purposes. Every charge 
prospered in his hands. He wrote as he 
spoke: easily and naturally. He published 
four books: “Life of Rev. John Wesley 
Childs,” “Travels in Europe.” “The Con- 
federate Soldier,” and the "Log Meeting 
House ; ” also a valuable series of “ Revival 
Tracts.” He was a zealous Trustee of Ran- 
dolph-Macon College and Manager of the 
Virginia Bible Society. He served with 
ability in every General Conference from 
1858 to 1890. He had a large circle of de- 
voted friends. His name is cherished as a 
household word throughout the bounds of 
the Virginia Conference and beyond. No- 
where did he appear to greater advantage 
than in his own happy and beloved home. 
He was married in 1838 to Miss Elizabeth 
A. Clarke, of Prince Edward County, Va. 
With the heart of a true wife, and not less 
consecration to Christ and to the Church for 
his sake than marked her husband, she was 
his helpmate for over fifty -two years, and 
now cherishes his memory as her richest 
earthly treasure. The mental powers of Dr. 
Edwards showed no failure to the end, but 
physical infirmity had grown on him for 
some years. It particularly impaired his 
power of locomotion. He could not keep 
up his reputation as the brisk and tireless 
pastor who visited diligently all his people. 
In the pulpit and the prayer meeting his 
strength did not abate, and in heart he 
never grew old. Early in 1890 he suffered 
with the prevailing influenza, called la grippe. 
After partial relief he had several new at- 
tacks. He resisted bravely, but at length 
succumbed. While pastor of Market Street 
Church in 1884, he was suddenly seized with 
a violent disorder, which threatened speedy 
death. He was himself surprised at the per- 
fect peace with which he then in full pos- 
session of all his faculties confronted death. 
“ I have no preparation to make,” he said to 
his physician and friends; “ that was settled 
long ago.” A worn-out invalid, he bore the 
same testimony in 1891. To the Trustees of 
Randolph-Macon, who met in Lynchburg 
three weeks before his death, he sent by Dr. 
Sledd a message of love and the assurance 
of readiness for his departure. There was 
neither eagerness nor reluctance to go, but 



calm resignation and a sure hope. “Is all 
well?” inquired a friend in the last mo- 
menta! Feeble, yet decided, was the re- 
sponse: “All is well.” It was a good time 
to die. He had preached his semicenten- 
ial sermon. He had celebrated his golden 
wedding. He was in charge of a prosperous 
Church who prized and loved him. His 
three song and their families were members 
of the M. E. Church, South, one of them an 
honored member of this Conference. A 
number of his spiritual sons Were publish- 
ing the glorious gospel which had come to 
their hearts with saving eflicacv from his 
lips. His name was written indelibly on the 
hearts of hundreds of his converts and of 
thousands who had been converted and edi- 
fied by his ministry. His own Conference 
had given him every proof of confidence and 
affection, and assigned him the foremost 
place as chairman of their delegation in the 
last General Conference. Our whole con- 
nection held him in honor, and awaited 
with tender solicitude tidings from his sick 
room; and many ministers and laymen of 
other communions shared the sentiment. 
His infirm and aged wife and his fond chil- 
dren were with him, ministering to his com- 
fort to the latest breath. He had finished 
his course, and the Master he had served 
stood at the goal with the crown of glory in 
his hand. The hour had come for rest and 
reward. 

William McGee was born in Richmond, 
Va., December 23, 1821 ; and died at the par- 
sonage of Bethany Station, Northumberland 
County, Va., April 2, 1891. At a very early 
age be was left a penniless orphan, without 
relatives or friends who were specially in- 
terested in his welfare. By some means he 
found employment in the shop of a tinner, 
by whom he was apprenticed to the trade. 
In the family of this humble tradesman he 
found a home, and was treated with kind- 
ness and affection. His early education, 
both secular and religious, was almost whol- 
ly neglected. The associates of his youth 
ware ignorant and vicious. Up to his nine- 
teenth year he had seldom, if ever, entered 
a house’ of worship, and had no intelligent 
idea of God or religion. About this time he 
was led by curiosity to attend a revival meet- 
ing conducted by Rev. B. R. Duval at Union 
Hill Chapel. The sermon arrested his at- 
tention and made a deep impression on his 
mind. After several days of great mentai 
anguish and earnest prayer, he was happily 
converted. He immediately connected him- 
self with Old Trinity Church, and entered 
with his whole heart upon the Christian 
life. His fervent piety, good sense, and 
force of character soon attracted attention. 
Though so young, both in years and his re- 
ligious life, he was appointed class leader, 
and older Christians gladly accepted bis 
leadership. In the missionary prayer meet- 
ing, held in the neglected portions of the 



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city and suburbs, be took an active part, and 
displayed such earnest zeal and useful gifts 
as to inspire the minds of his brethren w ith 
the conviction that God was preparing him 
for a wider sphere of usefulness. In the 
early part of 1843 Rev. T. G. Clayton, a 
Methodist Protestant minister, having charge 
of a circuit in Charles City and New Kent 
Counties, began to visit Richmond to look 
after the spiritual interest of a few families 
of his charge residing there. On such occa- 
sions he held religious services in their 
homes. Young McGee often attended these 
services and took much interest in them. 
His pastor remonstrated with him, and 
sought, perhaps rather harshly, to prevent 
his further attendance upon them. This 
the young class leader resented as an undue 
encroachment upon his personal liberty. 
The result was that he gave up his office, 
severed his Church relation, and united , 
himself with the little band of Methodist 
Protestants. In the summer of 1843 he ac- 
companied Mr. Clayton to his circuit, and 
attended a series of protracted meetings. 
Led on by his zeal, encouraged by his suc- 
cess in winning souls, and urged by his pastor 
and brethren, he found himself, at the close of 
the Conference year, without purposely seek- 
ing to become such, not only an exhorter, 
but a preacher of the gospel of Christ. In 
this spirit, distrustful of himself, yet willing 
to be led, he attended the Virginia Annual 
Conference of the Methodist Protestant 
Church, which held its session for that year 
in Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Va. 
At this Conference he w 7 as admitted on trial 
into the traveling connection. He was sent 
to Hampton and Fox Hill, and there began 
his career of a Methodist itinerant preacher 
— a career which, without a single break, he 
continued to the day of his death — a period 
of nearly forty-eight years. For twenty- 
seven years he ministered at the altars of 
the Methodist Protestant Church, and for 
twenty-one years he prosecuted his labors 
in connection with this Conference. As a 
Methodist Protestant minister he served 
the following charges: Hampton, Norfolk, 
Lynchburg, Smithfield, Charles City and 
New Kent, Surrey, and Princess Anne. He 
was for three years President of the Confer- 
ence, and served as a delegate both to the 
General Conference and the General Con- 
vention of the Church. In 1870, by the un- 
ion of the two Virginia Conferences, he be- 
came a member of this body, and received 
from it the following appointments: East 
Norfolk, Berkley Station, Manchester Sta- 
tion, Eastern Shore District, Elizabeth City 
Station, Hampton and Fox Hill, Murfrees- 
boro, Liberty, McKendree, Norfolk, and 
Bethany Station. Everywhere, and at all 
times, he was the same holy, consecrated 
man of God; the same earnest, diligent, 
faithful minister of Christ. He set out in his 
Christian and ministerial life with the noble 
and loity aim to preach and live “ the gospel 



of the grace of God.” With a single eye and' 
a steady purpose he pressed forward toward 
this mark, looking neither to the right hand 
nor to the left. He took heed both to him- j 
self and to all the flock over which the Holy 
Ghost made him overseer. Brother McGee 
was twice married. His first wife was Mar- 
tha C. Winfree, of Lynchburg, to whom he 
was wedded in 1847. She bore him four 
children, all of whom died young. This de- 
voted companion he buried in 1884. In 
1885 he married Mrs. Robert Spratly, of 
Berkley. She, by her gentle and assiduous 
devotion, cheered his declining years, and 
survives to mourn his loss. Our sainted 
brother died as he wished: at his post and 
on the field of battle. He died in the midst 
of his weeping flock, who to the last shared 
his thoughtful solicitude. To use the lan- 
! guage of one of them who had known him. 
well and long: “ His death was like a grand 
and peaceful autumnal sunset.” Its halo 
still lingers over the spot where the veteran 
hero fell. Servant of God, well done. 

F John Gallatin Row t e w r as born in Fred- 
ericksburg, Va., February 27, 1827. He was 
the son of George and Lucy Rowe, strict 
members of the Baptist Church. John was 
converted at a Methodist altar under the 
' ministry of Rev. John Lannahan, of the- 
. Baltimore Conference, in his native city in 
. 1877. The Methodist doctrines and usages 
i met the desires of his mind and heart, and 
in 1848, when the Church of his native city 
divided, he adhered South, and was the 
same year licensed to exhort, and ,in Janu- 
ary, 1849, was licensed to preach, and sent 
by his presiding elder, Rev. J. H. Davis, to 
Westmoreland Circuit to assist Rev. H. Gary. 
At the Virginia Conference held at Peters- 
burg in 1849 he was admitted on trial into 
the traveling connection, and sent as junior 
preacher to the Mecklenburg Circuit. He 
was married this year, November 21, to Miss- 
Margaret A. Purcell. In 1851-52 he was 
sent to Middlesex, a small circuit set off from 
Gloucester, a single man’s appointment. But 
he had a wife and would have been greatly 
embarrassed had it not been for Capt. Robert 
Haley, a prince in our Israel, who took him 
and his wife to his elegant home and gave 
them every comfort for two years without 
charge. From 1869 to 1871 he was Agent for 
the Virginia Conference Sunday School Soci- 
ety, and from 1871 to 1877 was Agent for the 
Virginia Bible Society. In these positions, 
as in all the work committed to him, he was 
active, diligent, and; as far as possible, suc- 
cessful. As a preacher the concurrent testi- 
mony is that he was earnest, direct, and 
faithful in presenting the great cardinal 
truths and doctrines of Christianity, and in 
pressing home upon the hearer the necessi- 
ty of the new birth. For several years he 
had been a sufferer from cancer, and while- 
lie did not murmur or complain, yet he- 
seemed to be anxious to depart and be at 



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Test. Amputation of the arm was contem- 
plated and he was consulted, and at the 
same time informed that it would likely 
prove fatal. His faith failed not. He saw 
Him who was invisible. He called his fam- 
ily around him and made the operation a 
subject of prayer, and then left the whole 
matter there, willing to suffer amputation 
or not, as God seemed to indicate. The op- 
eration was not performed. He was a ripe 
sheaf ready to be gathered in, and on April 
16, 1891, he heard the voice of his Redeemer, 
and gladly quitted this vale of suffering and 
went home to be with God and the breth- 
ren who had gone before him. 

John Martin Saunders saw the light in 
the city of Norfolk, Va., April 23, 1817. At 
an early age he tasted the bitterness of or- 
phanage. Deprived of both parents, he was 
left in poverty and loneliness to drink a cup 
of dependence and neglect. Painful recol- 
lections of his sad and cheerless childhood 
haunted his maturer life. He spoke of that 
part of his history with a shuddering pain, 
and always with reluctance. But God is 
4L the Father of the fatherless.” He guided 
and watched over the helpless orphan boy. 
He was, by the blessed agency of the Sun- 
day school, brought into contact with loving 
Christian people, in whose company he pro- 
gressed from the lowest class to the superin- 
tendency of the school at the Cumberland 
Street Church. He w r as licensed as a local 
preacher while Dr. Waller was pastor in Nor- 
folk, and at first took charge of a large col- 
ored congregation. Meantime he attended 
school and increased his educational qualifi- 
cations. Assisting for a time Dr. Waller at 
Trinity, Richmond, whither he had moved, 
he entered the Virginia Conference in 1842, 
and gave forty years to the active work of 
the itinerancy in every part of our territory, 
in circuits and stations, and for one term of 
four years as presiding elder of the Danville 
District. He had large usefulness, saw hun- 
dreds of souls converted, and the Church 
growing and flourishing under his^ninistry 
and that of his brethren. Comforted by the 
love and helped by the devout counsels of 
his noble wife (whom he had wedded in 
North Carolina, Miss Sallie Thorpe, of that 
State), enjoying the society of such a help- 
mate, and occupied with two daughters given 
to them, life went along, for the most part, 
serenely and sweetly with him. In his lat- 
ter years his health gradually became im- 
paired, specially by neuralgia, which broke 
him down, as it has some others of our best 
men. In 1882 he retired from the active 
work, took a superannuated relation, and 
moved to Missouri to spend the remainder 
of his life with his son-in-law, Prof. E. A. 
Allen, who had gone to that State, first at 
Fayette, then at Columbia, the seat of the 
State University. Hence he came no more 
4o Virginia, except for a short visit with his 
wife and grandson, about the time of the 



General Conference of 1886 in Richmond. 
At Columbia he was bereaved of his wife in 
January, 1890; and there, June 22, 1891, he 
breathed out his own spirit into the bosom 
of his Lord. In disposition and manners 
Brother Saunders was genial, affectionate, 
cordial, and open. His hospitality was broad 
and warm. His brotherly kindness was gen- 
uine and unreserved. He had no secret or 
bitter dislikes and antagonisms. There was 
about him a quaint humor, a sharpness of 
observation and discernment of human na- 
ture, which gave a peculiar charm to his 
conversation. Great men like Bishop Pierce 
and Dr. Duncan felt it, and were drawn to 
him with an uncommon degree of interest 
and affection. As a preacher he w r as some- 
what unequal. At times he seemed to fall 
below alike his own ideal and the expecta- 
tion of his hearers. But at others he soared 
aloft and spoke with pathos, point, and 
power. His endurance of the sufferings and 
languor of his last years was heroic and pa- 
tient. His life was faithful and his death 
was full of peace. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Richmond District 


White 

Mem’s. 


Colored 

Mem’s. 


Loci 

Pr’a. 




474 






Trinity 


480 








746 








142 








180 






Manchester: Central 


550 




i 




203 








167 






Henrico 


269 


1 


i 




231 


2 




New Kent./. 


216 


2 






263 


3 






198 








231 




i 


Gloucester 


1,165 






Williamsburg 


' 84 






York 


869 


1 


3 


Newport News 


145 








6,613 


9 


6 


West Richmond District. 






Richmond: Centenary 


1 6081 


2 




669 




1 


Park Place 


568 




2 


Laurel Street 


542 




1 




134 




1 


Hanover 


368 




2 




1 274.1 






343 






West Hanover 


465 




1 


1 




387 


1 


Goochland 


4.i0| 






561 




West Goochland Mission 


3231 




Cartersville 


253 


► j 




Chesterfield 


22.‘ 




1 


West Chesterfield Mission 


24 s 


1 




South Chesterfield 


325 


>1 


3 



6,2361 l| 22 



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Northern Neck District. 

I White I Colored jLoc'l 
Mem’s. Mem’s. |Pr’s. 



FarmviUc District. 



Whitestone 371 . 

Lancaster 427 . 

Heathville 472 

Bethany 360 . 

Marvin Grove 286 . 

Westmoreland 401 

Montrose 346 

King George 488 

Spottsylvania 37b 

Bowling Green 316 

Port Royal Mission 72 

Essex 393 

King and Queen 390) 

Middlesex 411 

West Matthews 468 

Matthews li°70 



Charlottesville District. 

Charlottesville 5 44|.. 

Albemarle 566 

Scottsville 348 

Batesville ®|9 . 

Amherst 476 

West Amherst 477 . 

Mt. Pleasant £14 . 

Milton Mission 20' 2 • 

Fluvanna £30 

Louisa £45 

Gordonsville 2ib 

Orange Circuit 220 

Greene 

Madison , ££" 

Woodville 281 

Culpeper 108 

Culpeper Circuit 9 459 

Rappahannock 624 



371 1 Farmville 

427 3 Prince Edward . 

472 3 Prospect 

360 Charlotte 

286 1 West Buckingham 

401 11 Buckingham 

346 Cumberland 

488 Amelia 

376 1 Burkeville 

316 Crewe and Nottoway C. H. 

72 Nottoway 

398 1 Lunenburg 

390 i 1 1 West Lunenburg Mission... 

411 Mecklenburg 

468 3 North Mecklenburg 

,070 3 1 Boydton 

Chase City 

$47 5| 16 Clarksville 

South of Dan 



White Colored Loc'l 
Mem's. Mem’s. Pr's. 

229 1 

288 2 

533 1 

432 

418 2 

437 - 

508 1 

525 3 2 

203 2 

283 

520 

443 1 

288 2 

. 388 

562 2 

81 1 

266 

223 1 

423 



Petersburg District. 



7, 0501 13| 8; 



Lynchburg District. 

Lynchburg: Centenary 528( . 

Court Street 3 Suffolk District. 

Memorial 494 • . . 

Trinity 116 1 Suffolk and Nansemond Mission- 

City Mission Chuck atuck 

Dahielstown 1271 1 Isle of Wight... ... 

Madison Station 171| Smitlifleld and Benn’s 

Bedford City 230, 4 Surry............ 



>87 """ 1 Petersburg: Washington Sti’eet.... 

^76 i| 1 Market Street 

177 Mti ; High Street 

514 " ’2 Wesley 

»02 Blandford Mission 

B30 3 2 West Street Mission 

1545 3 1 Ettrick 

27t5 2 Matoaca 

220 ......... 2 West Dinwiddie 

594 i Dinwiddie 

9(55 1 East Dinwiddie 

owi .. Prince George 

503 1 "Wakefield 

459 * "1 Sussex 

024 2 4 Greenville — 

! South Brunswick 

,850 j 14 21 Brunswick......... 

West Brunswick 



5211 T 

354 2: 

438 1 

228 1 

114 

151 1 

2571 1 

3291 

406' 1 1 

443 1 

484 2 

482 2 

205 1 

473 1 1 

367 

644 2 

545 1 

534 1 1 



Keuiorci uiy... 7 

Bedford Circuit 489 1 

North Bedford , 30* 

Bedford Springs »81 l 

Middle Bedford -403 1 - 

West Bedford 493 1 



Staunton River Mission 205 ...... Gates. 

West Campbell 256 2 Edenl 

Campbell »7< 2 Hertf 



Smitlifleld and Benn’s.. 

Surry 

South Norfolk 

Newsom’s — 

Southampton 

Boykin’s 

North Gates 



Danville District. 



Pittsylvania . 



North Pittsylvania . 



Snow Creek Mission. 91 

West Franklin Mission 215 

Martinsville 

Patrick 2£f 



South Boston. 

Halifax 

East Halifax. 





330 


. 1 


272 




6,562 4 


18 


666 




174 


l 


302 


1 


318 




333 2 


1 


579 




292 




469 1 




520 




448 1 


3 


91 




215 




386 1 


1 


202 




261 3 


3 


281 2 


5 


498 2 


1 


440 




197 




6,672 12 


13 



1 2 Edenton 

Hertford 

1 Pasquotank 

1 Elizabeth City. 



Currituck 



Norfolk District. 

Norfolk: Cumberland Street.... 



Queen Street.. 
McKendree.... 
Asbury 



Portsmouth : Monumental. . 

Central 

Wright Memorial 

Effingham Street Mission. 

Norfolk Circuit 

Churchland 

East Norfolk 

Oaklette and Bethel 



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Eastern Shore District. 





White 

Mem's. 


Eastville and Cobb’s Tsland Mis... 


409 

35 




355 




781 




380 


South Accomac 


269 




484 




360 


Wicomico 


288 


Berlin 


264 


Salisbury 


110 


Cambridge Station 


207 


Cambridge Circuit 


311 


Dorchester 


293 


Hooper’s Island 


117 




315 


Fox Hill 


195 





5,173l 

6,613 


| 


10 


Recapitulation. 
Richmond District 


91 


6 




6,236 


' h 


22 






16 




8,850 

6,562 

6,672 


14l 


21 


Lynchburg “ 


4^ 


18 




12 


13 


Farmville “ 


13 


8 




6(985 


a 


19 


Suffolk “ 


8,099 

6,758 

5,173 


1 ' 


17 


Norfolk “ 


J 


8 


Eastern Shore “ 




10 








! 75,645 
| 76,938 


63 


158 


Total last year 


63 


169 




Decrease 


1 l,33Sl 


11 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during tlje year? 1,312. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 3,104. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 790. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 8,281. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 55,250. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $12,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $11,505.54. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $18,267.86; Do- 
mestic Missions, $11,749.29. Total, $30,017.15. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $3,810.27. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 724; value, $1,647,770.19. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 124 ; value, $238,475. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Randolph-Macon College: Teachers, 
18; students, 126 ; endowment, $125,000; val- 
ue of property, $105,000. Randolph-Macon 
Academy (Bedford City) : Teachers, 13 ; stu- 
dents, 161 ; value of property, $100,000. Dan- 
ville College for Young Ladies : Teachers, 12; 
students, 142; value of property, $40,000. 
Bowling Green Female Seminary: Teach- 



ers, 10; students, 50. Suffolk Female Col- 
lege: Teachers, 9; students, 120; value of 
property, $25,000. Southern Female Col- 
lege (Petersburg) ; (No report). Chesapeake 
Academy: Teachers, 7; students, 79; value 
of property, $5,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session 
of the Conference be held? Norfolk, Ya. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

RICHMOND DISTRICT. 

Paul Whitehead, P. E. 

Richmond ; Broad Street, W. Y. Tudor. 
Trinity, P. A. Peterson. 

Union Station, G. H. Ray. 

Howard’s Grove, L. J. Phaup. 

Denny Street, W. A. Laughon. 

Manchester: Central, W. C. Vaden. 

Fifth Street, John P. Woodward. 

West End Memorial, T. P. Wise. 

Henrico, N. B. Foushee. 

Charles City, McDaniel Rucker. 

New Kent, J. B. Askew. 

West New Kent, O. P. Moorman. 

West Point, W. G. Boggs. 

East King and Queen, to be supplied. 
Gloucester, W. H. Gregory and C. H. Gallo- 
way. 

Williamsburg, James H. Moss. 

York, Joseph E. Potts. 

Newport News, R. M. Chandler. 

Richmond Christian Advocate, J. J. Lafferty, 
Editor. 

WEST RICHMOND DISTRICT. 

A. G. Brown, P. E. 

Richmond: Centenary, R. N. Sledd. 

Clay Street, E. H. Rawlings. 

Park Place, J. Wiley Bledsoe. 

Laurel Street, W. E. Judkins. 

Washington Street, R. H. Bennett. 
Hanover, J. R. Griffith. 

King William, W. E. Bullard ; C. H. Green, 
Sup. 

Ashland, W. J. Young. 

Ashland Circuit, to be supplied (by D. H. 
Kern). 

Ashland Mission, to be supplied. 

West Hanover, C. S. Wamsley. 

Caroline, John A. Smith. 

Goochland, E. P. Parham. 

West Goochland Mission, R. H. Mullen. 
Cartersville, Paul Bradley. 

Chesterfield, F. M. Edwards. 

West Chesterfield Mission, to be supplied 
(by H. E. Johnson). 

South Chesterfield, S. H. Johnson. 

General Superintendent of Colportage, A. G. 
Brown. 

Powhatan Mission, to be supplied. 

RAPPAHANNOCK DISTRICT. 

W. E. Payne, P. E. 

Whitestone, John T. Payne. 

Lancaster, N. H. Robertson. 



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Heathville, W. G. Bates. 

Bethany, J. T. Moore. 

Richmond Circuit, W. B. Jett. 

Westmoreland, Joseph W. Shackford. 
Montross, S. W. Bay. 

King George, J. 0. Babcock. 

Spottsylvania, Thomas H. Boggs. 

Bowling Green, W. E. Grant. 

Port Royal Mission, to be supplied (by S. L. 
Thrift). 

Essex, 0. L. Martin. 

King and Queen, R. E. Barrett. 

Middlesex, W. F. Robins. 

West Matthews, G. H. McFaden. 

Matthews, D. G. C. Butts ; one to be supplied 
(by G. H. Thomas). . 

Bowling Green Female Seminary, E. H. 
Rowe, Principal. 

CHARLOTTESVILLE DISTRICT. 
Oscar Littleton, P. E. 

Charlottesville, B. F. Lipscomb. 

Albemarle, J. D. Southall. 

Scottsville, W. T. Williams. 

Bates ville, C. H. Boggs. 

Kelson, J. W. Crider. 

Amherst, W. E. Allen. 

West Amherst, B. E. Ledbetter. 

Mt. Pleasant, R. B. Beadles. 

Milton Mission, M. S. Elliott. 

Fluvanna, W. H. Riddick. 

Louisa, J. Q. Rhodes. 

Gordonsville, W. F. Bain. 

Grange Circuit, Ernest Stevens; W. H. Car 
penter, Sup. 

•Greene, Charles L. Bane. 

Madison, M. S. Watts. 

Woodville, G. H. Spooner. 

Culpeper, J. T. Bosman. 

Culpeper Circuit, J. E. Gates. 
Rappahannock, Charles H. McGhee. 

LYNCHBURG DISTRICT. 

J. P. Garland, P. E. 



Lynchburg: Centenary, W. H. AtwiU. 

Court Street, L. B. Betty; T. H. Early, Sup. 
Memorial, E. M. Peterson. 

Trinity and Cleveland Avenue, J. W. Hub- 
bard. 

City Mission, J. Manning. 

Danielstown, John L. Clarke. 

Madison Station, C. W. Turner. 

Bedford City, W. P. Wright. 

Bedford Circuit, Jacob H. Proctor. 

North Bedford, to be supplied (by J. W. Par- 
rish). 

Bedford Springs, C. F. Comer. 

Middle Bedford, Asa Driscoll. 

West Bedford, W. E. Thompson. 

Staunton River, E. A. Gibbs. 

West Campbell, Bascom Dey. 

-Campbell, Charles E. Watts. 

Concord, John M. Burton. 

Appomattox, John H. Kabler. 

West Charlotte, George H. Wiley. 



DANVILLE DISTRICT. 

Joseph H. Amiss, P. E. 

Danville: Main Street, Herbert M. Hope. 
Floyd Street, A. S. J. Rice. 

Mt. Vernon and Sunnyside, J. S. Hunter. 
North Danville (Calvary), J. C. Martin. 
Pittsylvania, R. T. Clarke. 

Chatham, E. V. Carson. 

Cascade, H. J. Brown. 

North Pittsylvania, W. J. Williams. 
Franklin, James 0. Moss. 

East Franklin, J. L. Pribble. 

Snow Creek Mission, J. W. Heckman. 

West Franklin Mission, J. H. Pike. 

Henry, B. M. Beckham. 

Martinsville, T. 0. Edwards. 

Patrick, T. P. Duke; H. C. Bowles, Sup. 
Meadows of Dan, S. R. Drewry ; one to be 
supplied (by J. W. Shockley). 

South Boston, J. R. Deshazo. 

Halifax, J. D. Forkner. 

East Halifax, M. L. Williams. _ . 

W. F. Tillett, Professor in Vanderbilt Uni- 
versity, Nashville, Tenn. 

FARMVILLE DISTRICT. 

T. H. Campbell, P. E. 

Farmville, George W. Wray. 

Prince Edward, S. W. Eason. 

Prospect, R. W. Watts. 

Charlotte, E. S. Gunn. 

West Buckingham, F. B. Glenn. 
Buckingham, W. A. S. Conrad. 

• Cumberland, L. S. Reed. 

Amelia, C. C. Wertenbaker. 

Burkeville, T. M. Beckham. 

Crewe and Nottoway C. H., J. T. Mastin. 
Nottoway, R. B. Blankenship. 

Lunenburg, J. W. Hildrup. 

West Lunenburg Mission, J. L. Spencer. 
Mecklenburg, W. P. Jordan. 

North Mecklenburg, C. R. James. 

Bovdton, W. F. Davis. . 

Chase City, W. R. Smithey. 

Clarksville, J. B. Winn. 

South of Dan, William A. Tompkins. 



PETERSBURG DISTRICT. 

J. H. Riddick, P. E. 

Petersburg: Washington Street, A. C. Bled- 
SO0. 

Market Street, H. C. Cheatham. 

High Street, W. W. Lear. 

Wesley, J. R. Tillery. 

Blandford Mission, Porter Hardy. 

West Street Mission, L. L. Banks. 

Ettrick, T. G. Pullen. 

Matoaca, E. A. Potts?. 

West Dinwiddie, R. M. Maxey. 

Dinwiddie, John 0. Moss. 

East Dinwiddie, J. E. McSparran. 

Prince George, N, J. Pruden. 

Wakefield, J. E. R. Riddick. 

Sussex, George E. Booker and W. C. Smith. 
Greenville, A. C. Jordan. 



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South Brunswick, R. H. Younger. 

Brunswick, J. C. Watson. 

West Brunswick, W. J. T willy. 

SUFFOLK DISTRICT. 

James C. Reed, P. E. 

Suffolk, George C. Vanderslice. 

East Suffolk and Magnolia, W. W. Southall. 
Chuckatuck, W. W. Sawyer. 

Isle of Wight, C. D. Crawley. 

Smithfield and Benn’s, J. W. Stiff. 

Surry, B. F. Smith. 

South Norfolk, M. S. Colonna and J. A. 
Proctor. 

Newsom’s, E. E. Harrell. Z 
Southampton, C. E. Hobday. 

Boykin’s, T. J. Wray. 

North Gates, Richard Ferguson. 

Gates, John W. Tucker. 

Edenton, W. R. Proctor. 

Hertford, J. W. S. Robins. 

Perquimans, J. G. Lennon. 

Pasquotank, B. S. Herrink. 

Elizabeth City, E. M. Jordan. 

Camden, C. R. Taylor. 

Currituck, J. B. DeBerry. 

NORFOLK DISTRICT. 

W. E. Edwards, P. E. 

Norfolk: Cumberland Street, Wm. G. Starr. 
Granby Street* and Huntersville, W. E. 

Evans and D. B. Austin. 

Centenary, S. S. Lambeth. 

Queen Street, J. T. Whitley. 

McKendree, W. H. Edwards. 

Asbury, R. H. Potts. 

Berkeley (Chestnut Street), R. T. Wilson. 



Portsmouth: Monumental, T.McN. Simpson. 
Central, James Cannon, Jr. 

Wright Memorial, T. J. Taylor. 

Effingham Street Mission, A. A. Jonea. 
Norfolk Circuit, R. F. Gayle. 

Churchland, W. T. Green. 

East Norfolk, R. A. Compton. 

Oaklette and Bethel, J. L. Bray. 

Princess Anne, Joseph T. Routten. 

South Princess Anne, John W. Carroll. 
Chaplain to Seaman’s Bethel, Joseph B. 
Merritt. 

EASTERN SHORE DISTRICT. 

J. D. Hank, P. E. 

Eastville and Cobb’s Island Mission, W. R. 

Crowder, one to be supplied. 

Cape Charles City Mission, A. R. Goodchild. 
Belle Haven, to be supplied (by T. Burton). 
Pungotague, J. M. Anderson. 

Onancock, A. C. Berryman. 

South Accomac, Y. W. Bargamin. 

Accomac, J: W. Nicholson. 

Atlantic, R. B. Scott. 

Wicomico, E. F. Garner. 

Berlin, to be supplied (by J. A. Thomas). 
Salisbury, T. N. Potts. 

Cambridge Station, H. P. Mitchell. 
Cambridge Circuit, J. S. Wallace. 

Dorchester, D. J. Traynham. 

Hooper’s Island, to be supplied (by A. A. 
Whitmore). 

Hampton, William H. Christian. 

Fox Hill, W. F. Hayes. 

J. W. Howell transferred to the Southwest 
Missouri Conference. 

J. A. Duncan transferred to the Denver 
Conference. 



NORTH ALABAMA CONFERENCE. 

Held at Decatur, Ala., December 3-7, 1891. 
Bishop G-alloway, President ; John W. Newman, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Ethelbert B. Notion, Basil H. 0. 
Cochran, Euclid H. McWhorter, Frank H. 
Gardner, George A. White, William M. Wade, 
Edward L. Brown, James D. Lockhart, Rob- 
ert M*. Archibald, Samuel F. Matthews, James 
M. Parker. 11. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Charles 
F. Herring, William K. Simpson, H. C. How- 
ard, Thomas 0. Jones, M. R. Smith, G. L. 
Crow, J. H. Jennings, D. W. Bouley, J. L. 
Williams, John W. Worsnop. 10. 

9 



Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? A. J. 
Lee, L. W. Cain, W. B. Woodall— at their 
own request. 3. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Isaac B. Sargent, Joseph D. Ellis, 
Walter L. Rice, George E. Driskitl, Wallace 
C. Driskill, Samuel B. Smith, Frank W. 
Brandon, George W. Read, James H. Mc- 
Coy, James W. Cary, Harry C. Howard. M. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? W. A. Mont- 
gomery. 3. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 



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from other Conferences? Marshall H. Wells, 
from the Louisville Conference; Milton M. 
Hawkins, J. C. Morris, from the Southwest 
Missouri Conference. 3. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
G. E. Boyd, G. L. Jenkins, R. E. Walston, 
W. E. Foust, H. T. Strout, E. D. Emerson, 
Henry Trawick, F. P. Culver, W. J. Davis. 9. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Joseph D. Ellis, Walter L. 
Riee, George E. Driskill, Samuel B. Smith, 
Wallace C. Driskill, Frank W. Brandon, 
George W. Read, James H. McCoy, James 
W. Cary, Harry C. Howard. 10. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? J. D. Ellis, W, L. Rice, G. E. 
Driskill, W. C. Driskill, S. B. Smith, F. W. 
Brandon, G. W. Read, J. H. McCoy, J. W. 
Cm y, H. C. Howard. 10. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Benjamin F. Joiner, Samuel H. 
Striplin, William P. Hawkins, James A. J. 
Brock, Livingston C. Wiggins, George M. 
Randle, Dennis W. Boulley, William L. Hen- 
dricks. 8. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? S. H. Striplin, William K. 
Simpson, W. P. Hawkins, G. M. Randle, D. 
W. Boulley, James M. Edwards, George W. 
Sims, Jerome Bailey. 8. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? David T. Dye, Eugene H. 
Price, Clinton M. Rice, William B. Wilson, 
William E. H. Mabry, Andrew J. Chappell, 
William B. Andrews, John S. Robertson, 
Joshua Warren, Wilhelm F. Sanford, James 
F. Allison, Robert B. Baird, Eugene P. Crad- 
dock. 13. The characters of Hamilton B. 
Ralls, William B. Bayless, James S. Glas- 
gow were examined and passed, being al- 
ready elders. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? D. T. Dye, E. H. Price, R. B. 
Baird, C. M. Rice, W. B. Wilson, E. P. Crad- 
dock, A. J. Chappell, W. B. Andrews, W. E. 
H. Mabry, J. S. Robertson, Joshua Warren, 
W. L. Sanford, J. F. Allison. 13. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? William J. Canterberry. 1. 
Ques. 16. Who are located this year? G. 

L. Hewitt, J. H. Hamilton, Henry Trawick, 

M. M. Hawkins, W. J. Davis— at their own 
request. 4. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? L. M. 
Wilson, J. N. Dupree. 2. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? W. C. 
Hearn, J. S. Marks, J. G. Walker, J. L. Cole- 
man, J. T. Bartee, W. D. Nicholson, C. D. 
Oliver, E. F. S. Roberts, W. Williams, C. 
Godbey, G. J. Mason, C. S. D. Lassiter, J. E. 
McCain, A. G. Copeland, N. H. Self. 15. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dim- 
ing the past year? Daniel Duncan, Benja- 
min F. Lea, W. C. McCoy. 3. 

Daniel Duncan was born in Shippenburg, 



Penn., May 11, 1803; professed religion and 
joined the Methodist Church at Taylor’s 
Springs Camp Ground, Va., in 1820. He 
was licensed to preach by the Quarterly 
Conference of Lafayette Circuit, Alabama 
Conference, in 1845. Two years after this, 
January, 1847, at Tuscaloosa, Ala., he was 
admitted on trial into the Alabama Confer- 
ence. In 1850 he was ordained deacon, and 
in 1852 was ordained elder. These dates 
set for theventful periods in the long life of 
this great and good man. He fell on sleep 
October 28, 1891, full of years, and with the 
full assurance of hope in a glorious immor- 
tality. His ministry extended over a period 
of forty-four years, during which time he 
was called to fill many important and re- 
sponsible places in the Church. He saw 
and experienced many features of the itin- 
erant life, cheerfully enduring its hardships 
and enjoying all of its pleasures, to the full, 
both social and religious. For many years 
he filled the responsible office of presiding 
elder, and was always efficient and popular, 
both with the people and the preachers who 
served under him. Having traveled hard 
circuits himself, he knew just how to sym- 
pathize with and encourage men in such 
positions. He continued in the active work 
about thirty years, retiring only when age 
and feebleness forced him to do so. He was 
about seventy-five years ojd when placed on 
the superannuated roll. Few men retain 
their vital forces so vigorously and to such 
an age as did Father Duncan. He was nat- 
urally demonstrative, and usually expressed 
himself with a great deal of earnestness on 
all subjects upon which he had occasion to 
speak. He was truly a man of God; he 
walked and talked with God. His “ inter- 
views” with his heavenly Father during 
the last two years of his life were very pre- 
cious to him, especially when he was pass- 
ing through the ordeal of giving up his wife,. 
Rachel, who left him about eleven months 
ago. It became necessary for Brother Dun- 
can, a few months ago, to leave his old home 
in Talladega and go to Birmingham to live 
with his daughter, Mrs. J. Morgan Smith. 
He said to me, as a kind of compensation 
for giving up the society of his old neigh- 
bors and friends; “I shall be where I can 
frequently meet many of the preachers and 
other friends whom I have known.” In my 
last’ talk with him, which was about six 
weeks before his death, he was unusually 
hopeful of the complete fulfillment of all of 
God’s promises to him. He did not believe 
anything would be left out. “And, if so,” 
he said, “ what a glorious inheritance is soon 
to be mine.” He spoke of the prospect that 
he would soon go too. “ But,” said he, “ if 
I can only keep my right senses, I do not 
want any grander testimony to leave behind 
than the sublime words of Alexander Pope: 

Vital spark of heav’nly flame, 

Quit, O quit, this mortal frame ! 

Trembling, hoping, lingering, flying, 




North Alabama 

O the pain, the bliss of dying! 

Cease from nature, cease thy strife, 

And let me languish into life. 

Hark! they whisper ! Angels say: 

‘ Sister spirit, come away.’ 

What is this absorbs me quite, 

Steals my senses, shuts my sight. 

Drowns my spirit, draws my breath — 

Tell me, my soul, can this be death? 

The world recedes; it disappears! 

Heaven opens on my eyes ! My ears 
With sounds seraphic ring! 

Lend, lend your wings; I mount, I fly! 

4 0 grave, where is thy victory? 

O death, where is thy sting? ’ ” 

God gave him the grace and strength, and 
I am told that he did make this his testi- 
mony on his deathbed. Peace to his ashes, 
and blessings on his memory! 

Benjamin Franklin Lea was born in Wil- 
son County, Tenn., March 17, 1838. His par- 
ents were devout Christians, and there were 
two daughters and four sons born unto them. 
Frank, as he was called, was the oldest of 
the boys. He embraced religion in the fall 
of 1844, at Walnut Grove Church, near Leb- 
anon, Tenn., during a quarterly meeting held 
by Revs. John Kelley and William Doss, 
and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian 
Church with his parent’s family. His fa- 
ther died ; and his mother with her children 
moved to Indiana, where he united with 
the Methodists in 1854, and was made class 
leader, which office he filled well till he en- 
tered the pastorate. In 1855 Brother Lea 
returned to Tennessee, and became a citizen 
of Nashville, and a member of the Elysian 
Grove charge. Here in 1858 he was licensed 
to exhort by Rey. William Large, preacher 
in charge. He was licensed to preach August 
4, 1860, by Rev. A. S. Riggs, presiding elder. 
He was ordained deacon by Bishop Mc- 
Tyeire in Tennessee, October 28, 1866, and 
was set apart to the office of an elder in the 
Church of God by Bishop G. F. Pierce in 
Florence, Ala., at the request of the North 
Alabama Conference, in 1871. During the 
late war, he was in the army three years and 
six months, battling for what he thought his 
country’s honor and rights. Eight months 
he suffered in a Northern prison. In 1865 
he was recommended to the Tennessee Con- 
ference by his Quarterly Conference. . But 
a hard spell of sickness prevented his enter-' 
ing upon the work of an itinerant preacher 
till 1867. His first charge was Coffeetown 
(now Langston) Circuit, and his second was 
Larkinsville Circuit. On these two charges he 
remained till the North Alabama Conference 
was formed. His lot fell in this last-named 
body, and here he did for us twenty-one suc- 
cessful years’ service, to the joy of the charges 
served by him. Madison, Meridian, Dan- 
ville, Somerville, Jones’s Valley, and Jones- 
boro Circuits all had his useful services and 
were greatly blessed. His last two years’ 
work was in the Fayette Station. Now here 
else did our dear brother impress himself on 
the Church more graciously than in this sia- 



Conference, 1891. 131 

tion. At the close of the second year in this 
station we all felt that his work was doite, 
and that soon he would be transferred from 
us to be with the saints and angels beyond 
the sunset. Brother Lea was not a classical 
scholar such as schools make, but he was a 
man who read much and thought more. So 
familiar was he with the language of the 
Bible that, in sermon, prayer, and conversa- 
tion, he used the divine words so well that 
one felt that he lived in a holy scriptural at- 
mosphere. He also excelled in song. It 
would not be exaggerating to say that Broth- 
er Lea had sung more people into the Church 
and up to heaven than most of us are able 
to save with all other agencies. As a pastor 
he had few equals. He saw all, knew all, 
and visited all in his charge — Methodists and 
all others. Brother Lea was married to Miss 
Elizabeth Rebecca Blankenship in 1852, who 
now survives to mourn her loss. Two daugh- 
ters and two sons remain with their mother 
to miss his smiles here, but to follow on 
after him. Just three weeks before his death, 
which took place August 7, he sent for me to 
visit him, that he might leave with me his 
message to his brethren of the North Ala- 
bama Conference. When he saw me, his 
eyes sparkled with heavenly luster, and he 
drew me to his bosom and kissed me, say- 
ing: “ I am so glad you have come. I have 
prayed to see you and give you my last mes- 
sage to the brethren of the Conference. Tell 
them when they meet in Decatur I shall be 
in heaven. As the good Dr. McFerrin said: 

‘ They will know where to find me.’ Tell 
them the gospel I have preached these many 
years sustains and comforts me now as I am 
nearing the river. Christ is mine and I am 
his. Glory to his name! Tell the brethren 
I love them with a brother’s love. Tell them 
I shall watch and wait for them at the beau- 
tiful gate. God bless them, every one ! ” 

r William Clark McCoy was born near 
Granville, Monroe County, Mo., October 8, 
1843. But little is known by this writer of 
his parents or his early history. His moth- 
er was a pious, industrious housewife, with 
holy and lofty aspirations. It was from her 
no doubt that William inherited much that 
afterward developed into true greatness. 
His early years were passed at home in a 
rural district. While there was plenty, the 
educational facilities were quite limited; so 
much so that when the war broke out be- 
tween the States he was in his eighteenth 
year, and had been to school only throe 
months in all his life. He grew up inured 
to toil, with an ardent, impulsive nature, a 
strong physical constitution and great cour- 
age. So that when the first drum beat for 
braves to defend their country’s cause, it 
found William McCoy, with intense -South- 
ern convictions ready to take up-arms in her 
defense. The first service rendered was un- 
der Quantreffs band of partisan rangew. 
That did not suit Mm. He -soon ieft^Qnan- 




132 North Alabama Conference , 1891. 

trell and joined the army of Northern Vir- for four years. His next and last appoint- 
ginia, under Stonewall Jackson. In a short ment, in November, 1890, was to the Decatur 
while he was one of Jackson’s trusted cour- District as presiding elder. In many things 
iers. Shot and shell never came too thick he was a model presiding elder. The expec- 
and fast for him to go to any part of the tations of the people were always fully met 
line with an important message. In a hand at 11 o’clock on Sunday. A Quarterly Meet- 
to hand contest on Sunday, May 12, 1864, be- ing Conference where William McCoy was 
ing overpowered, he surrendered himself a presiding elder was always an occasion of in- 
prisoner of war. The prisoners were taken terest. As a college agent he was par excd- 
at once to Elmira, N. Y. It was here in lence. He seemed to the manner born. No 
prison, through a kind providence, under man ever did so much in so short a time for 
the labors of Rev. Mr. Blount, of Alabama, reviving and building up the Southern Uni- 
he was led to “ repentance toward God and versity as he did. As editor of a religious 
faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.” After the sur- journal he made quite a reputation. His 
render of the Confederate forces, Missouri labors during the time he edited the Advocate 
was in such an unsettled state that it was were great and incessant. In January, 1890, 
thought best for him not to go back to loved that fearful malady known as la grippe seized 
ones at home. So aimlessly the soldier boy upon him, and from that time he never had 
wandered in tattered garments, till late one a well day. The Advocate was given up by 
afternoonhesatontherailroadtrackinNorth him in the fall of 1890, in hope of regaining 
Alabama, in a pensive mood ; the tears from his lost health ; and he was appointed by 
his eyes unbidden fiow r ed. Approaching Bishop Granbery to the Decatur District as 
night and hunger drove him from his place presiding elder. Feeling relieved of a great 
of despondency. In the not far distance responsibility, his health seemed to improve 
could be seen smoke curling from an unpre- for awhile, and some of his friends had great 
tentious hut. Thither the downcast wan- hopes of his complete recovery. In April 
derer went and asked for food and lodg- he took his bed, and for nearly four months 
ing for the night. It was here he fell into be lingered, a great sufferer, but never corn- 
good hands. It proved to be the house of a plained. One day a physician said to him : 
local preacher in our Church. That night “ It seems hard for you to have to suffer so 
began an attachment between James Cox much and so long.” But he said: “Stop! 
and W. C. McCoy that knew no abatement. For forty-six years I had uninterrupted good 
On July 25, 1867, he was happily married to health, and shall I now complain? No; I 
Miss Annie E. Vaughn, of Blount County, will not.” It was my good fortune to be 
Ala. To this union were born six children, much with my brother, for such he was to 
one of whom, little Gurley, preceded him to me, in his last illness. On being asked, “ Do 
the heavenly mansions. On November 27, you find the gospel you have preached so 
1869, he was granted a license to preach by long to others real and sufficient in this try- 
the Quarterly Conference of Marshall Circuit, ing hour? ” he said : “ Real does not express 
Tennessee Conference, M. E. Church, South, it; it is everything to me.” He settled all 
signed by A. F. Driskill, presiding elder, his temporal matters and called to his bed- 
The next he traveled the Marshall Circuit side his wife and children, and gave to each 
as a supply under A. F. Driskill. In the fall his parting blessing, and said: “Wife, train 
of 1870 he was admitted on trial at the organi- the children so that, with you, they will 
zation of the North Alabama Conference at meet me in heaven.” May the Church help 
Gadsden, Ala. Bishop Paine sent him that her in this work! Just before the spirit 
year to Sand Mountain Mission. In 1872 he went to God we sung, “ On Jordan’s stormy 
served the Coffeetown Circuit. Among the banks I stand,” to the chorus “ Home, sweet 
deacons ordained by Bishop Doggett at Tus- home,” and when the chorus was first sung, 
ealoosa, Ala., in November, 1872, stood W. he pointed his finger up and clapped his 
C. McCoy. When the appointments were hands in holy ecstacy, while a heavenly ra- 
read, his name was announced with the Van diance beamed in his countenance. Just be- 
Buren Circuit. This charge he served for fore' he breathed his last I told him that he 
four years. In the Methodist Church in would soon be at rest, and asked him: “Do 
Huntsville, Ala., in November, 1874, he was you still trust the Saviour? ” He said: “Yes, 

• ordained elder by Bishop Doggett. His next he is precious to me.” With all his mental 
charge was Jones’s Valley Circuit, for four faculties unimpaired, at 8 o’clock Friday even- 
years. At the Conference at Tuscaloosa, ing, August 14, 1891, Rev. W. C. McCoy died 
Ala., in November, 1880, he was appointed, in great peace, and his spirit joined the tri- 
by Bishop Paine, presiding elder on the Bir- umphant hosts on high. In June, 1886, the 
mingham District. In this field he served honorary title of D.D. was conferred upon 
the Master four years. His next appoint- . him by the Trustees of Emory College, Ox- 
ment was Decatur District, which he served ford, Ga. The North Alabama Conference, 
only about six months, when, in June, 1885, at Huntsville, in November, 1889, put him 
Bishop McTyeire appointed him Financial at the head of her delegation to the General 

• Agent of the Southern University. In 1886 Conference. The General Conference at St. 
he was appointed editor of the Alabama Louis put him on the Board of Missions. In 
Christian Advocate, which paper he edited all these positions of trust he was faithful 



133 



North Alabama Conference, 1891. 






and true to the interests committed to him. 
May his name and memory be like oint- 
ment poured forth ! 



Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Huntsville District. 





White Colored Loe'l 
Mem’s. Mem's. Pr's. 


Huntsville Station 


508 






Huntsville City Mission 


131 




1 


Madison Station 


206 




2 


Triana Circuit 


144 






Meridianville Circuit 


90-1 






Hazel Green Circuit 


140 






New Market Station 


208 




2 


Maysville and Cameron 


261 




3 


Guriev Circuit 


291 






Paint Rock Circuit 


226 




1 


Vienna Circuit 


520 




4 




357 




3 


Scottsboro and Stevenson 


235 




3 


Stevenson Circuit 


270 




„ 3 


Bridgeport Station 


171 




2 


Island Creek Circuit 








Fabius Circuit 


107 




2 




4.067 




26 



Guntersmlle District. 



Guntersville Station 

Warrenton Mission 

Summit Circuit 

Blountsville and Oak Grove . 

Cleveland Circuit 

Murplnee’s Valley Circuit 

Jones’s Valley Circuit 

Morris Circuit 

Warrior and Blount Springs. 

Arkadelphia Circuit 

Walnut Grove Circuit 

Albertville Circuit 

South Hill Circuit 

Langston Circuit 

Deposit Circuit 

Baileyton Circuit 



92 

323 

828 

200 

332 

273 

405 

464 

202 

302 

549 

408 

490 

607 

510 

288 



Gadsden District. 



5,833 



60 



Gadsden Station 

McTyeire Memorial 

Gadsden Circuit 

Atalla Station 

Atalla Circuit 

Collinsville Circuit 

Fort Pavne Station 

Valley Head Circuit 

DeKalb Mission 

Lookout Mountain Mission. 

Spring Creek Circuit 

Cedar Bluff Circuit 

Center Circuit 

Hokes Bluff Circuit 

Asheville Circuit 

Sp»ingville Station 



439 
97 
430 
180 
449 
434 
118 
273 
310 
411 
350 
508 1 
421 
525 
471 
130' 



Anniston District (Continued). 

White | Colored I Loe'l 



Ohatchee Circuit 

Alexandria Circuit 

Jacksonville and White Plains. 

Piedmont Circuit 

Spring Garden Circuit 



Mem’s. Mem’s. 



La Fayette District. 

La Fayette Station 

Oak Bowery Circuit 

Fredonia Circuit 

Chappell Circuit 

Koanoke Circuit 

Dadeville and Alexander City.. 

Daviston Circuit 

Camp Hill Circuit 

Alexander City Circuit 

Pinckney ville Circuit 

Good Water Circuit 

Coosa Mission 

Rockford Circuit 

Lineville Circuit ; ... 

Mellow Valley Mission 

Wedowee Circuit 




220 

570 

434 

449 

833 

25: 

476 

391 

297 

492 

468 

169 

362 

452 

209 

309 



Talladega District. 

Talladega Station 

Mumford Circuit 

Talladega Circuit * 

Plantersville Circuit 

Coosa Valley Circuit 

Leeds Mission 

Harpersville Circuit 

Mountain Mission 

Pelham Circuit 

Caiera and Helena 

Calera Mission 

Montevallo Circuit 

Columbiana Circuit 

Fayetteville Circuit 

Chandler Springs Mission 



6^83 



324 

353 

353 

382 

435 

88 

411 

271 

497 

258 

123 

146 

430 

458 

215 



Birmingham District. 

Birmingham: First Church ... 

St. John 

Trinity 

Wesley Chapel 

St. Paul 

Pratt Mines Station 

Elyton Station 

Avondale Station 

Woodlawn Station 

East Lake Station 

Birmingham Circuit 

North Birmingham Circuit ..... 

Bessemer and City Mission 

Jonesboro Circuit 

Wheeling Circuit 

Ensley City Circuit 

Coketon Circuit 

Birmingham German Mission 



4,744 



3.1 08 f . 
334 . 
122 . 
258j! 
122 ;, 
217), 
168! 
203! 
148 
160) 
370; 
320 
229 
466, 
284 
172 
518. 



Tuscaloosa District. 



.,199!. 



Tuscaloosa Station . 
North Port Station . 
North Port Circuit . 
Gordo Circuit 



3091. 
184 
383 
485 1 



3; 39 



35 



31 










4(50 




5 




5,7(57 





29 Kennedv Circuit 


320 




2 


Anniston District 




Berry Circuit 


321 

339 




2 

5 


Anniston : First Church 


391 






304 




1 


Glen Addie 


178 




Hurd’s Shoals Mission 


334 


::::::::: 


3 


W est 


160 






‘isol. 


2 






. 




272 




2 


Oxford Station 


278 






189 




i 


Heflin Circuit 


298 






83 









315 




6 









Chulafinnee Mission 


221 




4 


4,664 


1 1 34 




North Alabama Conference , 1891. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
i schools? 581. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
[ school teachers? 3,455. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
: school scholars? 30,355. 

5 Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 

5 the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
| ows and orphans of preachers? $5,000. 
i Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
3 foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
J plied? $3,683.23. Applied to claimants. 

I Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 

6 Missions? Foreign Missions, $8,505.93; Do- 

1 mestic Missions, $4,583.10. Total, $13,089.03. 

5 Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 

Church Extension? $2,395.45. 

2 Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
.. is the estimated value, of church edifices? 

| Number, 614 ; value, $654,842. 

2 Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
l is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
£ ber, 121; value, $159,545. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 

1 tics? Southern University (one-half inter- 
* est): Teachers, 12; students, 192; endow- 

3 ment, $50,000; value of property, $100,000. 

4 Athens Female College: Teachers, 10; stu- 

- dents, 100; value of property, $30,000. 

2 Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 

— the Conference be held? La Fayette, Ala. 

28 Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

l 

HUNTSVILLE DISTRICT. 

1 F. T. J. Brandon , P. E. 

2 Huntsville Station, J. D. Simpson. 

*3 McCullough Church, F. W. Brandon. 

1 Madison Station, J. W. Worsnop. 

— Triana Circuit, R. I. Walston. 

"2 Meridianville Circuit, R. A. Thompson. 

2 Hazel Green Circuit, C. L. Herring. 

| Newmarket Station, J. D. Ellis. 

7 Mavsville Circuit, J. C. Persinger. 

3 Gurley and Paint Rock, W. K. Simpson. 

® Vienna Circuit, E. B. Norton. 

_ Paint Rock Circuit, D. T. Dye. 

43 Larkinsville Circuit, M. E. Johnson. 

Scottsboro Station, W. W. Dorman. 

26 Stevenson Circuit, D. W. Ward. 

Bridgeport Station, J. H. Leslie. 

2~ Fabius Circuit, W. L. Rice. 

39 Sharp’s Mountain Mission, to be supplied 
(by George Gibson). 

Huntsville Female College, A. B. Jones. 

26 President. 

28 

GUNTERSVILLE DISTRICT. 
g§ M. E. Butt, P. E. 

Guntersville Station, J. I. Williams. 

51 Warrenton Mission, B. H. O. Cochran. 

Summit Circuit, to be supplied (by W. M, 
Yarbrough). 

Blountville and Oak Grove, J. W. Norton. 
Cleveland Circuit, Joshua Warren. 
Murphree’s Valley Circuit, R. J. Wilson. 



Jasper District. 



Colored | 
Mem's. 



White 

Mem's. 



Jasper and Cordova. 

Corona Circuit 

Fayette Station 

Luxapalila Circuit 
Fern Bank Circuit.. 

Vernon Circuit 

Detroit Circuit 

Hamilton Circuit... 
Beaverton Mission. 
Fayette Circuit 



Iridge Mission. 



Jasper Circuit 
Falls Mission .. 



Godfrey Mission. 
Winston Mission. 



Florence District. 



Florence Station 

Cole Avenue Mission. 

Oakland Circuit 

Waterloo Circuit 

Cypress Circuit 

Lexington Circuit 

Center Star Circuit.... 

Lentzville Circuit 

Sheffield Station 

Tuscumbia Station.... 

Leighton Circuit 

Russellville Station.... 
Bell Green Circuit .... 
Pleasaut Site Circuit. 

Colbert Circuit 

Mt. Mills Circuit 

Cherokee Station 



Decatur District. 



Decatur: First Church. 
East Decatur Mission.. 
South Decatur Mission. 

Athens Station 

Limestone Circuit 

Mt. Pleasant Circuit ... 

Elkmont Circuit 

Trinity Station 

Hillsboro and Moulton 

Courtland Station 

Town Creek Circuit 

Chapel Hill Circuit 

Landersville Mission... 
Union Hill Circuit.. ... 

Hartselle Circuit 

Danville Circuit 

Somerville Circuit 

Falkville Circuit 

Cullman Circuit 



Recapitulation. 



Huntsville District. 
Guntersville “ 

Gadsden “ 

Anniston “ 

La Fayette “ 

Talladega M 

Birmingham “ 

Tuscaloosa “ 

Jasper “ 

Florence “ 

Decatur “ 



Total this year. 
Total last year. 

Increase 

Decrease 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 1,308. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 2,981. 



North Alabama Conference, 1891. 



Mt. Pinson and Remlap Circuit, I. B. Sear- 
gant. 

Morris Circuit, to be supplied (by James D. 
Haddaway). 

Warrior and Blount Springs, I. Q. Melton. > ' 
Arkadelphia Circuit, to be supplied. '■< 

Walnut Grove Circuit, H. T. Strout. 
Albertville Circuit, J. T. Black. 

South Hill Circuit, J. H. Braswell. 

Langston Circuit, W. B. Bayless. 

Deposit Circuit, to be supplied (by L. C. 
Sims). 

Baileyton Circuit, to be supplied (by G. W. 

* Green). "V 



GADSDEN DISTRICT. 

IF. E. Mabry, P. E. 

Gadsden Station, Thomas Armstrong. 
McTyeire Memorial, E. H. McWhorter. 
Gadsden Circuit, J. T. Millican. 

Atalla Station, David Leith. 

Atalla Circuit, to be supplied. 

Collinsville Circuit, C. C. O’Neal. 

Fort Payne Station, S. L. Dobbs. [ 

Valley Head Circuit, C. M. Rice. 

BeKalb Mission, H. P. Berry. 

Lookout Mountain Mission, J. M. Igou. 
Spring Creek Circuit, to be supplied (by J. 
B. Culpepper). 

Cedar Bluff Circuit, S. R. Lester. 

Center Circuit, R. A. Speer. 

Hokes Bluff Circuit, Rufus Nicholson. 
Asheville Circuit, George E. Driskill. 

Spring ville Station, J. W. Akin. 

Bear Mountain Mission, to be supplied (by 
J. K. Ensey). ^ 

ANNISTON DISTRICT. 

T. G. Slaughter, P. E. 

Anniston, First Church, J. W. Newman. 

Glen Addie and Oxanna, T. W. Ragan. 

West Anniston and Mechanicsville, W. F. 
Andrews. 

Coming Mission, to be supplied (by Simon 
Jewell). 

Alexandria Circuit, W. 0. Horton. 

Ohatchee Circuit, R. B. Baird. 

Jacksonville and White Plains, F. A. Rogers. 
Piedmont Circuit, J. T. Wilkins. 

Spring Garden Circuit, Frank H. Gardner. 
Oxford Station, F. P. Culver. i 

Heflin Circuit, D. A. Burns. 

Graham Circuit, to be supplied (by H. J. 
Horton). 

Chulafinnee Mission, J. H. Jennings. 
Southern University, E. L. Brown, Professor. 

LA FAYETTE DISTRICT. 

L. H. Darsey, P. E. 

La Fayette Station, F. J. Sturdivant. 

Oak Bowery Circuit, H. S. Hamilton. 
Fredonia Circuit, G. G. Smith. 

Chapel Hill Circuit, W. F. Bames. 

Roanoke, D. L. Parish. r 

Dadeville and Alexander City, J. H. McCoy. 



Daviston Circuit, W. F. Herndon. 

Camp Hill Circuit, W. W. Turner; L. M. Wil- 
son, J. N. Dupree, Sup. 

Alexander City Circuit, J. D. Lockhart. 
Pinckneyville Circuit, H. S. Matthews. 

Good Water Circuit, J. W. Tucker. 

Coosa Mission, to be supplied (by Benjamin 
Stewart). 

Rockford Circuit, L. A. Holmes. 

Lineville Circuit, C. L. Dobbs. 

Mellow Valley Mission, to be supplied (by J. 
H. Clegg). 

Wedowee Circuit, to be supplied (by C. B. 
Cole). 

Randolph Mission, to be supplied (by R. N. 
Snugg). 



TALLADEGA DISTRICT. 

J. T. Morris, P. E. 

Talladega Station, W. T. Andrews. 

Talladega Circuit, J. W. Spencer. 

Munford Circuit, T. A. Kerr. 

Plantersville Circuit, W: B. Andrews. 

; Coosa Valley Circuit, W. McD. Howell. 
Leeds and Irondale, W. E. Foust. 
Harpersville Circuit, T. P. Roberts. 

■ Mountain Mission, to be supplied (by H. M. 
Millstead). 

^ Pelham Circuit, C. E. McGiboney. 

Calera and Helena Z. A. Dowling. 

! Montevallo Circuit, T. M. Wilson. 
Columbiana Circuit, J. L. Ferguson. 
Fayetteville Circuit, F. K. Hewlett. 

Chandler Springs Mission, to be supplied 
' (by R. L. Wilson). 

^ Alabama Methodist Orphanage, S. P. West, 
Agent. 

BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT. 

Anson West, P. E. V. 

Birmingham : First Church, J. C. Morris. 

St. John, J. B. Gregory, 
t- Trinity, E. M. Glenn. * 
x ) Wesley Chapel, C. M. Hensley. 

Twenty-first Avenue, W. E. H. Mabry. 

St. Paul, S. V. Blythe. 

Elyton, S. R. Emerson, 
i. Pratt Mines, A. S. Whitehurst. 

Coketon, W. C. Driskill. 

Sunnyside, T. K. Tierce, 
i Wylam, J. T. Miller, 

Bessemer and City Mission, J. S. Robert- 
r. son. 

Jonesboro Circuit, T. B. McCain. 

Avondale Station, W. R. Kirk. 

\ Woodlawn, J. S. Glasgow. 

N East Lake, H. C. Howard. 

Birmingham Circuit, G. W. Read. 
Birmingham Mission, W. M. Wade. 

German Mission, to be supplied (by S. H. H. 
Witte). 

Chaplain to State convicts, Evan Nichol- 
son. 

Superintendent American Bible Society, Z. 
d A. Parker. 

r. General Colporter, M. H. Wells. 



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TUSCALOOSA DISTRICT. 

R. A. Timmons, P. E. 

Tuscaloosa Station, S. M. Hosmer. 

North Port Station, W. F. Sandford. 

North Port Circuit, E. H. Price. 

Gordo Circuit, G. W. Hamilton. 

Carrollton Circuit, R. W. Anderson. 

Millport Circuit, R. S. Hullett. 

Kennedy Circuit, W. J. Reid. 

Berry Circuit, E. D. Emerson. 

Marcumville Circuit, to be supplied (by P. 
A. Doss). 

Sipsey Mission, to be supplied (by 0. M. 
Holmes). 

Hurd’s Shoals Mission, to be supplied (by 
W. L. Mills). 

Tuscaloosa Circuit, T. 0. Jones. 

Cottondale and Woodstock, S. Gay. 

Blocton Station, J. J. Crow. 

Brookwood Mission, Robert M. Archibald. 

JASPER DISTRICT. 

P. K. Brindley, P. E. 

Jasper and Cordova, L. F. Whitten. 

Corona Circuit, E. V. L. Finch. 

Fayette Station, J. W. Shoemaker. 
Luxapalila Circuit, to be supplied (by W. I. 

Gregory). A 

Fern Bank Circuit, A. J. OTiappell. 

Vernon Circuit, H. B. Ralls. 

Sulligent Circuit, S. B. Smith. 

Detroit Circuit, George A. White. 

Hamilton Circuit, W. A. Montgomery. 
Beaverton Mission, to be supplied (by F. 
M. Otts). 

Fayette Circuit, J. L. Williams. 

Eldridge Mission, to be supplied (by W. W. 
Davis). 

Carbon Hill Circuit, D. W. Boulley. 

South Lowell Mission, to be supplied (by W. 
C. Owen). 

Falls Mission, to be supplied (by J. E. L. 
Lane). 

Godfrey Mission, to be supplied (by Robert 
Wilson). 

Winston Mission, to be supplied (by J. W. 
Cowan). 

FLORENCE DISTRICT. 

J. A. Heard, F. E. 

Florence Station, L. G. Johnson. 

Florence Mission, G. L. Crow. 

Oakland Circuit, A. J. Maddox. 

Waterloo Circuit, J. W. Cary. 



Poplar Springs Mission, to be supplied. 
Cypress Circuit, W. B. Wilson. 

Lexington Circuit, to be supplied (by W. D. 
Breckenridge). 

Center Star Circuit, E. P. Craddock. 

Sheffield Station, G. H. Smith. 

Tuscumbia Station, G. L. Jenkins. 

Leighton Circuit, to be supplied (by W. P. 
Hawkins). 

Russellville Station, M. N. Morris. 

Bell Green Circuit, S. F. Matthews. 

Pleasant Site Circuit, J. S. Davis. 

Colbert Circuit, to be supplied (by W. J. 
Smith). 

Cherokee Station, W. M. McIntosh. 
DECATUR DISTRICT. 



V. 0. Haivkins, P. E. 

First Church, L. C. Branscomb. 

New Decatur Mission, R. W. Coons. 

Athens Station, H. G. Davis. 

Limestone Circuit, R. T. Bentley, 

Cambridge Circuit, to be supplied (by C. E. 
Epperson). 

Elkmont Circuit, to be supplied (by Theo. 
Copeland). 

Lentzville Circuit, P. P. Riley. 

Trinity Station, Edward Fulmer. 

Town Creek Circuit, M. L. Whitten. 

Chapel Hill Circuit, J. F. Allison. 

Landers ville, M. R. Smith. 

Union Hill Circuit, to be supplied (by W. P. 
McDonald). 

Hartselle Circuit, W. T. Pattillo. 

Danville Circuit, T. W. Hays. 

Somerville Circuit, E. W. Jones. 

Falkville Circuit, to be supplied. 

Cullman Station, D. S. McDonald. 

Hillsboro and Moulton, G. E. Boyd. 
Courtland Station, Charles Taylor. 

Athens Female College, M. G. Williams, 
President. 

L. H. Green and T. R. McCarty transferred 
to the North Georgia Conference. 

T. W. Hardin transferred to the Memphis 
Conference. 

C. B. Riddick transferred to the Louisville 
Conference, and stationed at Broadway, Lou- 
isville, Kv. 

J. E. McCann and A. L. Andrews trans- 
ferred to the Alabama Conference. 

G. W. Briggs transferred to the Texas Con- 
ference, and stationed at Austin, Tex. 

S. H. Dimon transferred to the Los An- 
geles Conference. 



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MISSISSIPPI CONFERENCE. 

Held at Brookhaven, Miss., Dec. 9-14, 1891. 
Bishop Hendrix, President ; C. G. Andrews, Secretary. 



Queotion 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Harrison B. Vandenburg, Thomas 
Jones Norsworth, Charles E. Evans, Paul 
Marvin Brown, Thomas E. Winecoff, Will- 
iam Thomas Woodward, John Pattres Ha- 
ney, Joseph C. Campbell, William T. Currie, 
William T. Griffin, Ira Francis Hawkins, 
Matthew J. Miller. 12. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Martin L. 
White, John G. Ellis, Henry W. Wallace, 
Hiram R. Trevillion, George A. Guice, John 
W. Crisler, Edwin L. Rawls, John W. Tin- 
nie, Wiley Jones Ferguson, William J. Daw- 
son, Gabriel R. Ellis, Robert H. Barr, James 
Thomas Abney, Kirby Smith Enochs, James 
J.Smylie, Barney W. Lewis, William Monroe 
Sullivan, George H. Thompson, Jerome R. 
Whittington, James Thomas Leggett. 20. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? William 
Waldo Moore, Walton P. Meader, E. Byron 
O’Quinn, Henry Francis Hawkins — at their 
own request. 4. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Hervie Mellard, William H. Lew- 
is, Henry Copeland Brown, Charles W. Cris- 
ler, William M. Stevens, Henry L. Norton, 
Patrick Henry House. 7. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? George W. 
Ferrer, in class of the fourth year. 1. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? James M. Weems, 
from the Central Mexico Conference. 1. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
James B. Galloway, Lewis W. Wood, William 
P. Jones, Francis M. Keen, Bourbon H. 
Rawls, in elder’s orders ; James G. Sibley. 6. 
The following were continued in class of the 
third year: William G. Forsythe, Hicksell 
Ellis, James M. Cowan, Nathan J. Roberts, 
James G. Cammack, Robert W. Tucker, 
George D. Anders. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Henry Copeland Brown, 
Charles W. Crisler, William H. Lewis, Will- 
iam M. Stevens, Patrick Henry Howse, 
Henry L. Norton. 6. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? II. C. Brown, C. W. Cris- 
ler, W. H. Lewis, W. M. Stevens, H. L. Nor- 
ton, P. H. Howse. 6. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Arthur C. Burt, Wiley Jones Fer- 
guson, George H. Thompson, Barney W. 
Lewis, James Calvin Ellis, Francis Asbury 
Lane, William J. Dawson, James Robert 
Zachry, William Monroe Sullivan, James 
Thomas Leggett, Joseph C. Campbell. 11. 



Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? A. C. Burt, W. J. Fergu- 
son, G. H. Thompson, B. W. Lewis, J. C^ 
Ellis, W. J. Dawson, J. R. Zachry, W. M. 
Sullivan, J. T. Leggett. 9. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? John D. Crymes, William 
W. Morse, Joseph N. Ware, William L. Lin- 
field. 4. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? J. D. Crymes, W. W. Morse, 
J. N. Ware, W. L. Linfield. 4. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elect- 
ed elders? Jacob C. Long, Thomas H. Riv- 
ers. 2. Edwin L. Rawls, orders recognized 
from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? J. C. Long, T. H. Rivers. 2. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
William W. Drake, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? John 
A. Vance. 1. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? T. Z. 
Armstrong, E. R. Strickland, D. Merchant, L 
Pearce, T. Price, A. B. Nicholson, G. T. Vick- 
ers, W. E. Ballard, E. A. Flowers, B. Jones, 
J. W. Harmon. 11. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? John D. Hays, Richard 
Abbey, Francis Marion Featherstun, James 
M. Gann. 4. 

John D. Hays was born in Twiggs County, 
Ga., November 4, 1827. Early in 1828 his 
parents moved to Marengo County, Ala. In 
1836 they moved to Lauderdale County, 
Miss., where he spent the early part of his 
life. In November, 1844, at the age of sev- 
enteen, he was converted, and joined the 
Methodist Church, under the ministry of 
Rev. C. Calloway. He was baptized and re- 
ceived into full fellowship in the Church, in 
October, 1845, by Rev. Wilson Wier, the fa- 
ther of Dr. T. C. Wier, of the North Missis- 
sippi Conference. Brother Hays soon de- 
veloped a call to preach; and, though blind, 
he conferred not with flesh and blood, but 
consecrated all his powers to the work of the 
Christian ministry. He was a man of de- 
cided ability, and of thorough devotion to 
Christ and duty. On October 11, 1849, he 
was licensed to' preach by Rev. William A. 
Smythe, presiding elder, by order of the 
Quarterly Conference to which he belonged. 
He spent 1850-51 at school, preparing, as 
best he could under the difficulty of blind- 
ness, for his life work. He spent 1857 as a 









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supply on the De Kalb Circuit, then in the died young, except one daughter. It was 
Alabama Conference. After that he con- also during this time that he began his ca- 
tinued to exercise the functions of his min- reer as a writer in the editorship of a newspa- 
istry in the local ranks until the latter part per in Natchez, which proved his introduc- 
of 1861, when he was received on trial into tion into that wide field in which he made his 
the Mississippi Conference. He continued a greatest reputation. He was a writer of no 
member of that body for twenty-nine years, mean ability, having published thirteen vol- 
doing faithful and efficient work all the umes on various subjects, besides many arti- 
while. During this period he served the cles in our reviews and religious journals, 
following charges constcutively : Westville, In 1839 he moved to Yazoo County, and was 
Garlandville, Paulding, Mt. Olivet, Newton, licensed to preach by the Quarterly Confer- 
Forest and Morton, Enterprise, Spring Hill, ence of Yazoo City in 1841. He was em- 
Lake, Forest and Morton, Hickory, Lake, ployed in local work until 1857. In 1858 he 
Fannin, Georgetown, Bayou Pierre, Terry, was elected to the position of Financial Sec- 
Pearlington, Scranton, and Poplarville. In retary of the Publishing House at Nashville, 
all these charges Brother Hays maintained Tenn. During the dark days of war and 
the same unblemished reputation, faithful- ruin, he alone remained to defend it against 
ness to dutv, and fervent zeal for the salva- the ravages of fire and sword, and to his 
tion of souls; and the Lord crowned his tireless energy and legal skill we are largely 
ministry with abundant results. In 1882 indebted to-day for that flourishing institu- 
Brother Hays was happily married to Miss tion. In 1867 he returned to Mississippi 
Martha Barnes, of Hinds County, Miss. She and entered again the regular work of the 
contributed largely to his happiness and itinerant, but again in 1872 he was appoint- 
usefulness. She was converted under his ed as Special Agent of the Publishing House, 
ministry at the age of twelve. At our late with headquarters at Washington City, where 
Conference in Canton, Brother Hays was he remained until 1881. From that time 
appointed to Covington. He was not able forward his name appears upon our minutes 
to attend this session of the Conference, and in the relation of a supernumerary. His 
soon after its close news reached us that he powers in the pulpit were appreciated most 
was very ill at Terry, Miss., and then came by the thoughtful and those capable of fol- 
the sad news that he was gone from us. He lowing his close lines of reasoning. Not- 
died in peace December 29, 1890. On the ! withstanding his powers as a thinker and 
night of the 28th he seemed to be better, and writer, he was a modest man, preferring to 
conversed freely about our late Conference, be a quiet listener to an obtrusive speaker, 
asking many questions about the brethren He continued to preach to the end, having 
and the appointments. He seemed pleased an appointment to preach in the Methodist 
with his own appointment, and expressed Church in Yazoo City the day after his bur- 
the hope of being able soon to go to it. But ial. Thus at once he ceased to work and 
his work was done. Early the next morn- live. Truly may it be written in his death, 
ing the pure spirit of our brother was trans- that “ there is a prince and a great man fall- 
lated to glory. en in Israel.” His last illness was brief, as 

his physical strength was unable to cope 
Richard Abbey, second son of Richard with the much dreaded hematuria. His end 
and Dolly Abbey, was born near Rochester, was peace. During his last illness, he re- 
N. Y., November 16, 1805; and died at the quested that his favorite hymn, “Saviour, 
home of his only child, Mrs. Julia Magruder, more than life to me,” should be sung. The 
in Yazoo City, Miss., October 23, 1891. In night before his death he repeated the twen- 
1821, when sixteen years of age, he came ty-third Psalm, dwelling with peculiar em- 
South in search of work to aid in the sup- phasis on the words: “Yea, though I walk 
port of his mother, his father having been through the valley of the shadow of death, 
killed in the war. He found employment I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, 
in the mercantile establishment of P. F. ... and I will dwell in the house of the 
Merrick, in the city of Natchez. In a few Lord forever.” His last message to his Con- 
years, by reason of his great diligence and ference was : “ Tell my brethren that I am 
excellent business capacity, he rose to the ready to go, willing so stay.” 
headship of the establishment. Early in life 

he became a Christian and joined the Meth- Francis Marion Featherstun, son of Bur- 
odist Church, serving for many years as class well .and Rebecca Adams Featherstun, was 
leader, steward, and Sunday school worker, born in Robertson County, Tenn., September 
During his stay in Natchez, he helped to or- 24, 1827. Before attaining his majority he 
ganize the first temperance society in the moved to Mississippi and settled in Warren 
Southwest, and throughout his life was an County. In June, 1848, he married Miss 
ardent advocate of that cause, having repre- Mary Eliza Rundell. Unto them were born 
sented his county several times in the Pro- ten children, two of whom became Metho- 
hibition Conventions of the State. On May dist preachers and honored members of the 
3, 1831, he was married by Rev. 0. L. Nash Mississippi Conference. In 1878 his wife 
to Miss Julia Barthurst, of Natchez. To this and seven other members of the household 
union were added four children, all of whom died of yellow fever in the short space of 



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two weeks. He and his widowed daughter ty, Ala. At any rate he grew up in this por- 
went down into the valley of the shadow, tion of Alabama. The old field common 
but were permitted to return and were school, as it was known fifty years ago, af- 
raised to health again. Late in the fall of forded him the only school advantages in 
1879 he married Miss Virginia Markham, of his reach. The curriculum of these schools 
Warren County, Miss., who became the embraced the three “ R’s,” with here and 
mother of one child, a daughter. He died there in rare cases, a smattering of English 
in Woodville, Miss., January 30, 1891, in the grammar and geography. It is manifest 
sixty-fourth year of his age. Three children that young Gann, with an ambition to ex- 
of the first marriage, and the widow and cel in everything he undertook, made the 
child of the second marriage survive him. best possible use of the meager advantages 
His parents were Christians, and he early that such schools afforded. In spite of these 
learned to love his Saviour. He gave his disadvantages he read and studied until he 
young heart to God, and ever thereafter attained a degree of excellence as a preacher 
maintained an exalted Christian character, and pastor that few surpass. I think our 
He was pure in thought, word, and life, brother did not become religious until after 
While yet a lad he united with the Church his marriage to her who now sadly deplores 
and faithfully kept his vows. In the sum- his departure. He was licensed to preach 
mer of 1853 he was licensed to preach, the not long after his conversion, and exercised 
divine call having been clear and unmistak- his gifts for a year or two as a local preacher 
able. At the following session of the Mis- before he applied for admission into the 
sissippi Annual Conference he was admitted Alabama Conference. He was admitted on 
on trial into the traveling connection and trial into this Conference in 1854, and con- 
appointed to the Warren Colored Mission, tinued to fill acceptably and usefully various 
The first four years of his ministry were de- works in reach of his home until he trans- 
voted to missions to the negroes. Except- ferred to the Mississippi Conference in 1866. 
ing 1866-67, which were spent in Tennessee, His first charge in this Conference was De 
and 1880-84, in California, his labors were Kalb Circuit, which he served for four years 
all within the boundaries of the Mississippi acceptably and profitably to the people of 
Conference. In 1863 he was an independ- that charge. In December, 1869, he trans- 
ent missionary in the country about Vicks- ferred to the North Alabama Conference for 
burg, when the armies of Grant and Sher- the purpose of disposing of property which he 
man had sway. He was loyal to the South, owned in that State. Having accomplished 
and rendered invaluable services to Joseph that object, he again transferred to the Mis- 
E. Johnston. The general minutes show that sissippi Conference, and was put in charge 
he was on missions seven years, circuits of what was then called the Spring Hill Cir- 
fourteen, in charge of stations eight, and cuit, including in its bounds the Cooper In- 
presiding elder eight. In 1885 Hiwassee stitute, at which place was located the par- 
College conferred on him the honorary de- sonage. He filled several works of impor- 
gree of D.D. Our brother was not with us tance, and always to the delight and profit 
at our last session. He was too unwell to of the people, after leaving Spring Hijft. In 
come. He was reappointed to Woodville 1880 he was appointed presiding elder of the 
Station. He fell on sleep January 30, 1891, Brandon District. In the middle of the 
life’s labors ended, life’s duties done. Three third year on this district his strength failed, 
weeks before he died his last sermon was and he was compelled to retire. At the Con- 
preached, the text being John xiv. 2, a fa- ference following, he was placed on the su- 
vorite theme with him since his experience perannuated list, from which death has 
in 1878. He was eminently practical and of erased his name. When asked by Brother 
remarkable common sense. Firm, wise, and Howell as to his spiritual condition a short 
kind, he had few equals as a presiding elder, while before he died, his answer was: “ I am 
He was the friend of the young preachers, ready.” Too feeble to talk, except in a 
He drew young people to himself and led faint whisper, yet he was permitted to send 
them to Christ. Little children loved him. back from the very gates of death, to his 
His religion was full of love, light and glad- brethren of the Mississippi Conference, this 
ness. He was always hopeful and helpful, note of triumph. Farewell, my dear broth- 
His loins were girded, his lamp was burn- er, till we meet and greet each other on the 
ing. He was ready for the coming of the “ shining shore.” 

Son of man. He has gone to our Father’s 

house and met the many loved ones gone be- Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 

fore. He waits for the* others. He died in in their life and official administration? 
the Lord and is with Christ at home. Their names were called over, one by one, 

and their characters examined and passed, 
James M. Gann was born February 16, except that of J. R. Savage, who withdrew 
1821 ; and died at Poplarville, Miss., August from our Church and ministry. 

22, 1891. I am not informed as to the place Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
of his nativity, but going upon my recollec- preachers and members in the several cir- 
tion of what he told me of his early life, I cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
would say that he was born in Marion Coun- ence? 



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Brandon District. 





Mem- 

bers. 


Loc’l 

Pr’s. 




437 


2 




213 


1 




179 


1 




304 


3 




164 






588 


2 




322 






475 


1 




304 


1 




524 


7 




224 


1 




311 






379 


1 


Hillsboro 


373 


2 




337 


2 


Shi lob 


606 


7 




295 


1 




404 


1 




400 


1 










6,839 


33 



Seashore District. 



Woodville District. 





Mem- 

bers. 


Loe’I 

Pr’s. 




244 






157 


8 




97 






106 






90 






477 


3 




499 


12 




253 


1 




587 


4 




216 


1 




250 


1 




393 


3 




455 


2 




477 


5 




533 


3 




325 


1 




169 






312 


1 




224 






187 


2 










6.051 


47 



Meridian District. 



Heidelberg 

Ellisville 

Estabutchie 

Hattiesburg 

Mt. Carmel. 

Williamsburg.. 

Perry 

Columbia 

Purvis 

Pearlington 

Bay St. Louis.. 
Whittington.... 

Vancleave 

Ocean Springs. 

Moss Point 

Americus 



Vicksburg District. 

Vicksburg 

South Vicksburg 

Utica 

Washington 

W arren 

South Warren 

Natchez: Jefferson Street 

Wesley Chapel 

Rolling Fork 

Rocky Springs 

Martin 

Meadsville 

Auquilla 

Bartonton 

Roxie 

Mayersville 

Fayette 

Port Gibson 



Brookhaven District. 



Brookhaven 

Brookhaven Circuit - 

Crystal Springs Station 

Crystal Springs Circuit 

Hazelhurst 

Wesson 

Gallman 

McComb 

Caseyville 

Magnolia 

China Grove ...... 

Pleasant Grove 

Providence.. 

Bowertou.... 

Lebanon 

Adams 

Beauregard 
Summit 



224 j 



a* . 
289 


"2 


266 . 




346 


2 


437 


1 


324 . 




180 . 




467 


3 


219 


3 


177 




200 


2 


493 


4 


604 


5 


223 


2 


134 


1 


510 




5,0931 


25 


406 


2 


144 


2 


539 


2 


110 




415 


2 


141 


1 


342 




281 


2 


84 




541 


1 


211 3 


339 


1 


83 


1 


160 


1 


444 








479 


2 


14b 








4,941 


20 


214 




171 


1 


35f 


3 


8f 




32" 




2 


69 


1 


28 




505 


5 


21 : 


! 1 


30 




41 


) 2 


35 


[> 1 


34 


I 1 


45 


9 3 




i 


48 


9 4 


32 




24 


2 4 


1 5,8b 


3 28 



Meridian: Central Church 

West End 

East End 

Meridian Circuit 

Binnsville 

De Kalb 

Lin wood 

Daleville 

Porterville 

Lauderdale 

Marion 

Enterprise 

Manassas 

Vossburg 

Shubuta 

Clarke * 

Waynesboro 

Winchester 

State Line 



Jackson District. 



589'; 


2 


240 




128 




367 


2 


195 


1 


504 


1 


288 


1 


81 




217 




259 




328 


2 


238 


2 


329 


1 


334 




358 


1 


321 


8 


165 




427 


1 


132 


1 


5,500 


18 



Jackson: First Church.. 

Capitol Street .'. 

Madison 

Canton 

Sharon 

Camden 

Benton 

Yazoo City 

Yazoo Circuit 

Silver Creek 

Lake City and Lodi 

Bee Lake 

Mt. Olivet 

Bentonia and Dover 

Flora and Brownsville. 

Edwards 

Raymond 

Spring Ridge 



3181 

1941 

166 

17o| 

301)' 

221 

432 

208 

313 

63 

66 

13 

388 

S3!. 

13b* 

160 

277 

165 



Seashore u 
Vicksburg “ 
Brookhaven “ 
Woodville “ 
Meridian “ 
Jackson “ 



Total last year 
Increase 



1 


3,700! 


14 


Recapitulation. 








6.839 


33 




5.093 


25 




4.941 


20 




5,865 


28 




6.051 


47 




5.500 


18 




3,700 


14 




37.989 


185 




37,652 


168 




337 


1 17 



Qnes. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 1,378. 



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Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,194. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 398. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 2,212. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 17,051. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $4,025. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $4,245.55. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $7,060.55; Do- 
mestic Missions, $3,077.05. Total, $10,137.60. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $2,141.70. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 425 ; value, $429,075. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 95 ; value, $94,650. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Centenary College of Louisiana (male) : 
Teachers, 10; students, 138; endowment, 
$70,000; value of property, $80,000. Mill- 
saps College (male): Endowment, $64,000; 
value of property, $60,000. Port Gibson Fe- 
male College: Teachers, 7; students, 150; 
value of property, $10,000. East Mississippi 
Female College: Teachers, 10 ; students, 120; 
•value of property, $25,000. Edward McGee 
College for Girls : Teachers, 7 ; students, 147 ; 
value of property, $10,000. Whitworth Fe- 
male College: Teachers, 16; students, 150; 
value of property, $75,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Natchez, Miss. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

VICKSBURG DISTRICT. 

D. A. Little, P. E. 

Vicksburg: Crawford Street, W. B. Lewis. 

South Vicksburg, I. B. Robertson. 

Warren, J. W. Brown. 

South Warren, W. M. Stevens. 

Rolling Fork and Anguilla, F. M. Keen and 
I. F. Hawkins. • * 

Rocky Springs, G. A. Guice. 

Utica, N. J. Roberts ; W. H. Lewis. 

Natchez: Jefferson Street, J. T. Nicholson. 

Wesley Chapel, H. M. Ellis. 

Washington, C. W. Crisler. 

Meadville, H. B. Vandenburg. 

-Mayersville, J. W. Crisler. 

Port Gibson, B. F. Jones. 

Burtonton, D. F. Guice. 

Fayette, R. Bradley. 

Roxie, W. P. Jones. 

Martin, J. M. Cowan. 



JACKSON DISTRICT. 

E. H. Mounger, P. E. 

Jackson: First Church, W. C. Black. 

Capital Street, L. S. Jones. 

Madison, H. L. Norton. 

Canton, T. B. Holloman. 

Camden, E. F. Edgar. 

Benton, D. C. Langford. 

Yazoo City, R. J. Jones. 

Yazoo Circuit, H. Mellard. 

Silver Creek, W. J. Ferguson. 

Lake City and Lodi, W. L. Linfield. 

Flora, J. D. Crymes. 

Pocahontas, T. J. Norsworthy. ; 

Raymond, J. A. B. Jones. 

Edwards, I. L. Peebles. 

Mt. Olivet, J. W. Ellison. 

Sharon, V. D. Skipper. 

New Orleans Christian Advocate, B. F. Lewis, 
Assistant Editor. 

Missionary to Japan, J. W. Lambuth. 
University of Mississippi, W. R. Sims, Pro- 
fessor. 

Millsaps College, A. F. Watkins, Agent. 
Colporter, W. D. Dominick. 

BROOKHAVEN DISTRICT. 

E. S. Woodward, P. E. 

Brookhaven, J. M. Weems.' 

Brookhaven Circuit, to be supplied (by M. 
Ferrell). 

Crystal Springs Station, R. D. Norsworthy. 
Terry, W. T. Griffin. 

Gallman, W. W. Morse. 

Providence, F. M. Williams. 

Pleasant Grove, L. J. Jones. 

China Grove, M. J. Miller. 

McComb City, M. L.*Burton. 

Holmes ville, J. H. Woodward. 

Magnolia, V. V. Boone. 

Summit, J. G. Cammack. 

Adams, P. Howard. 

Wesson, T. S. West. 

Beauregard, J. G. Galloway. 

Caseyville, H. P. Lewis. 

Bowerton, A. D. Miller. 

Hazlehurst, I. W. Cooper. 

Lebanon, B. W. Lewis. 

District Superintendent American Bible So- 
ciety, J. W. McLaurin. 

BRANDON DISTRICT. 

C. McDonald, P. E. 

Brandon Station, W. H. Huntley. 

Fannin, H. R. Caldwell. 

Clarksburg, E. L. Rawls. 

Homewood, C. C. Evans. < 

Marvin, to be supplied (by J. F. Robinson). 
Raleigh, R. A. Sibley. 

Forest and Morton, D. P. Bradford. 

Shiloh, J. G. Sibley. 

Westville, R. H. Barr. 

Montrose, B. H. Rawls. 

Lake, W. B. Hines. 

Newton and Hickory, J. M. Morse. 



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Decatur, D. G. W. Ellis. . 

Neshoba, to be supplied (by J. C. Long). 
Hillsboro, J. C. Ellis. 

Walnut Grove and Carthage, G. H. Galloway. 
Carthage Circuit, to be supplied (by J. K. 
Hays). 

Walnut Grove Circuit, to be supplied (by Ir- 
vin Miller) ; J. A. Vance, Sup. 

Trenton, R. S. Gale. 

Rose Hill, G. H. Thompson. 

Missionary to the Choctaw Indians, W. W. 
Cammack. 

MERIDIAN DISTRICT. 

T. L. Metten, P. E. 

Meridian: Central Church, C. G. Andrews. 
East End, H. C. Brown. 

West End, N. B. Harmon. 

Chunkey Circuit, P. H. Howse. 

Marion, George Bancroft. 

Enterprise and Stonewall, J. W. Chambers. 
Waynesboro and State Line, J. V. Penn. 
Vossburg, B. S. Rayner. 

Shubuta, J. P. Drake. 

Waynesboro Circuit, J. W. Tinnin. 

Clarke, J. N. Ware. 

Binnsville, J. M. Pugh. 

Lauderdale, N. M. Clarke. 

Porterville, J. T. Abney. 

Daleville Station, R. F. Witt. 

Linwood, W. J. Dawson. 

De Kalb, R. A. Breland. 

Leaksville Circuit, L. P. Meador; one to be 
supplied. 

SEASHORE DISTRICT. 

J. A. Ellis, P. E. 

Moss Point, C. A. Powell. 

Scranton, L. W. Wood. 

Ocean Springs and Biloxi, R. Selby. 

Perry Circuit, K. S. Enochs. 

Bay St. Louis, G. W. Forsythe. 

Pearlington, T. W. Adams. 



Purvis, H. D. Howell. 

Hattiesburg, J. S. Parker. 

Whittington, G. W. Ferrer. 

Vancleave, N. B. Young. 

Americus, J. H. Holland, i 
Williamsburg, J. H. Evans. 

Ellisville, R. B. Downer. 

Columbia, M. H. Moore. 

Heidelberg, W. G. Backus. 

Mt. Carmel, M. L. White. 

East Pearl, to be supplied. 

Estabutchie, G. R. Ellis. 

WOODVILLE DISTRICT. 

P. A. Johnston, P. K 

Woodville Station, H..JV. Featherstun. 

North Wilkinson, J. W. Sandell ; one to be 
supplied (by J. W. Huff). 

Gloster and Centerville, W. W. Simmons. 
Amite, J. C. Campbell. 

Wilson, R. W. Tucker. 

Bayou Sara, J. R. Whittington. 

Jackson (La.) Station, L. Carley. 

Clinton (La.) and Slaughter, J. J. Smylie 
and T. E. Winecoff. 

East Feliciana, G. D. Anders. 

East Baton Rouge, H. B. Trevillion. 

Port Vincent, H. W. Wallace. 

Live Oak, W. T. Currie. 

Springfield, W. T. Woodward. 

Amite City, P. M. Brown. 

St. Helena, C. D. Cecil; one to be supplied. 
Covington, T. W. Brown. 

Talisheek, J. P. Haney. 

Franklinton, W. M. Sullivan ; one to be sup- 
plied (by J. R. Henderson). 

Centenary College, W. L. C. Hunnicutt, Pres- 
ident and Financial Agent; B. M. Drake, 
T. E. Winecoff, Professors. 

Harrison Bradford transferred to the 
North Texas Conference, and appointed to 
Northam, Tex. 



SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE. . 

% 

Held at Darlington, S. C., December 2-7, 1891.' t 

Bishop Granbery, President ; H. F. Chreitzberg, Secretary . 

Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? Hucks, E. W. Mason, J. Hubert Noland, 
Answer. A. J. Cauthen, Jr., J. Clarence David A. Phillips, Z. H. Zimmerman. 5. 
Spann, C. Hovey Clyde, Alexander N. Bran- Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None, 

son, James H. Thacker, John D. Crout, Wil- Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 

liam C. Winn. 7. nection? Jefferson S. Abercrombie, Albert 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? David H. Best, Rufus A. Child, J. R. Copeland, 






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George W. Davis, Melvin B. Kelly, J. Marion 
Rogers, John W. Shell, Whitefoord S. Stokes, 
A. B. Watson, Eli M. McKissick. 11. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? None. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
N. G. Ballinger, M. W. Hook, P. F. Kilgo, 
John L. Ray, R. E. Stackhouse, Ellie P. Tay- 
lor, W. A. Wright, T. M. Dent. 8. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Jefferson S. Abercrombie, 
J. R. Copeland, George W. Davis, Melvin B. 

- > Kelly, J. Marion Rogers, Whitefoord S. 
Stokes, Artemus B. Watson. 7. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons ? Jefferson S. Abercrombie, 
James R. Copeland, George W. Davis, Mel- 
vin B. Kelly, J. Marion Rogers, Whitefoord 
S. Stokes, A. B. Watson. 7. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? John N. Isom, Joseph Kelly, 
James H. Thacker, Benjamin D. Moss. 4. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? John N. Isom, Joseph 
Kelly, James H. Thacker, Benjamin D. 
Moss. 4. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? James P. Attaway, S. T. 
Blackman, Watson B. Duncan, Alston B. 
Earle, John L. Harley, Robert L. Holroyd, 
James W. Kilgo, James E. Mahaffey, W. L. 
Wait, Robert A. Yongue. 10. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are 
ordained elders? Janfes P. Attaway, S. T. 
Blackman, Watson B. Duncan, Alston B. 
Earle, John L. Harley, Robert L. Holroyd, 
James W. Kilgo, James E. Mahaffey, W. L. 
Wait, Robert A. Yongue. 10. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
James R. Betts, H. C. Bethea — at their own 
request. 2. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? J. F. 
Smith, E. L. Archer, S. M. Fridy,T. E.Wan- 
namaker, A. W. Jackson. 5. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? S. 
Leard, J. J. Neville, Whitefoord Smith, I. J. 
Newberry, J. M. Carlisle, Sidi H. Browne, 
W. Hutto, W. Carson, T. W. Munnerlyn, L. 
Wood, G. W. Gatlin, J. L. Shuford, R. L. 
Duffie, R. P. Franks, W. C. Patterson, D. W. 
Seale, L. M. Hamer, M. Brown, S. Jones, M. 
A. Connolly, W. W. Mood, L. C. Loyal, J. J. 
Workman, F. Auld, A. H. Lester, J. A. Wood, 
A. W. Walker. 27. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? Robert C. Oliver, Allen 
A. Gilbert, John W. Murray, Basil G. Jones, 
William Thomas (no memoir). 5. 

Robert C. Oliver was born in Edgefield 
County, S. C., in 1834 ; and died near Chero- 
kee Springs, in Spartanburg County, S. C., 
August 2, 1891. His father died when he 



was but a boy. His godly mother deeply 
impressed his young heart with the precious 
truths of the religion of Jesus; so that,, 
though he was greatly tempted to embrace 
unbelief as held by TJniversalists, these sub- 
tle suggestions of Satan found no perma- 
nent footing in his mind and heart. While 
quite a young man he was converted to 
God, during his attendance at a Presbyte- 
rian meeting. He went to the church next 
day, and exhorted sinners with earnest- 
ness and effect. He sought the communion 
of his mother’s Church at once. In 1858, 
while teaching school in his native county, 
he felt called to preach the gospel. He con- 
ferred not with flesh and blood, but, laying 
aside all previous plans for his life work, he 
arranged his temporal affairs, and soon after 
went into the traveling ministry. For some 
years he went forth as a flame of fire. Hun- 
dreds were converted under his ministry* 
Under excessive fatigue he exhausted his 
nervous energy, and fell into poor health 
and asked for a supernumerary relation to 
his Conference, which he sustained up to the 
time of his death. With him this relation 
meant to do all the work he could, as health 
and opportunity opened the way. He was 
a tireless worker. He was one of those who 
would pray and sing with a poor penitent 
until low noon, or later if need be. He was 
true to the right, as he saw it. He studied 
God’s word daily, and was much in prayer. 
He professed and preached the fundamental 
truths of entire sanctification. He was a 
sweet -spirited, joyous, all -the -year -round 
Christian. He was a man of affairs. Hav- 
ing married an elect lady of fortune (Miss 
Frances Thompson, of Charleston, S. C.), he 
so wisely and prudently managed her es- 
tate that, after leaving her entire estate to 
her at his death, and dispensing many bene- 
factions during his life, he bequeathed more 
than fifty thousand dollars to benevolent ob- 
jects. Seven hundred and fifty dollars are 
to be paid out of his estate, annually, into 
the treasury of the Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety of the South Carolina Conference. A 
conspicuous feature in his character was his 
warm affection for his brethren of the Con- 
ference. In all essentials he was one in 
thought and purpose with them. “Speak 
evil of no man ” was a scripture binding on 
his conscience. He was never known to 
speak harshly of his brethren. He suffered 
much and long, but with patience; declared 
he was ready, and went home to God. 

Allen A. Gilbert was born in Waiter- 
boro, S. C., November 19, 1829. His father 
died when he was quite young, and, the fam- 
ily being in straitened circumstances, he was 
barred the privileges of the schools, and was 
apprenticed for a term of years to a printer 
in Columbia, S. C. His apprenticeship 
trained him into the channel of journalism. 
He moved to Sumter, S. C., in 1849, and aid- 
ed in founding the Black River Watckman t 



144 South Carolina Conference , 1891 . 

which soon absorbed its contemporary, the Newberry Circuit, 1882-83; Hanging Rock, 
Sumter Banner , and assumed the name of 1884-85; Greenville Circuit, 188(5-87; Gafl- 
Sumter Watchman. In the columns of this ney City Circuit, 1888-91, where he ceased 
paper he served his generation well. Its to labor and to live, August 25, 1891. Brother 
columns.were aqueducts to convey pure and Gilbert, in the latter part of his life, had de- 
healtliful waters. His record as a journalist cided and strong convictions on the subject 
was among the purest and best. He served of entire sanctification, which state he pro- 
his county in the State Legislature with fessed to have attained, and which he main- 
credit to himself and usefulness to the State, tained unwaveringly to the end. His last 
His opinions were patiently and conscien- illness was distressing in the extreme ; but 
tiously formed, and they were so close-fitting “ he endured as seeing him who is invisible, 
that he could not quickly change them as men His success as a minister vindicated his call 
change their overcoats. What he thought to the ministry. It was no new service to 
in heart he was in appearance. For these him— only a new form of the same service 
causes he was at one time grievously misun- that he had been accustomed to from his 
derstood ; but the State had no truer son and youth. None among us are more loved and 
humanity no truer brother than was he. loving and faithful than was our deceased 
Though 'exempted by law from military brother. His body lies in the cemetery at 
service, yet when he heard the battle cry of Sumter, S. C. He rests from his labors, and 
his State, he laid down the editorial pen and his works do follow him. 
grasped the sword in her defense. His rec- 
ord as a soldier was most honorable to him. John Wesley Murray was born in what 
He was among the last to quit the field, when w r as then known as Charleston District (now 
the sun of the Confederacy went down into Berkeley County), in the year 1831. In early 
a starless night. As a Churchman he was manhood he entered the Citadel Academy, 
foremost among his peers. He entered the of South Carolina, where he took a full 
service of God in the Methodist Episcopal course. He was happily married to Miss 
Church, South, early in life, and continued Frances Davis. A man and wife were never 
faithful until his last breath. For about a more devoted than these two. That devo- 
quarter of a century he was an efficient Sun- tion was witnessed in the last intelligible 
day school superintendent. As a steward he expression of the dying husband. As he 
was a prince among his fellows. From the lay in full view of death, his thoughts went 
time that laymen were admitted into the back to the companion of his youth, and he 
Annual Conference until his death he was a murmured: “ What will my poor wife do? 
member of that body, either as layman or Soon after he graduated, he became teacher 
minister. He was elected to all the District of a country school. It was amidst these 
Conferences within his district, and was duties and responsibities that the Master 
twice a delegate to the General Conference called him to a wider field. The Holy Spirit 
of his Church. He was licensed to preach came with convicting power, and discovered 
late in life. From early manhood he felt the sinner to himself. One day, being over- 
that perhaps it was his duty to preach. Time whelmed with sorrow, he left the school- 
and again these impressions came in the room, and sought the solitudes of a neigh- 
flush of his prosperity, but he allowed them boring grove, to hold communion with an 
to remain unsettled. He thought that per- inviting Saviour. While there shut in with 
haps he could serve God as well in the God, the silent message of peace was 
spheres already referred to. But while coast- breathed into his soul ; and a clear, sharp, 
ing along these dangerous shores, he became and glorious conversion ensued, which be- 
well-nigh a wreck. Now the struggle be- came that experience wrought out in the 
came an agony to know the whole truth and inner consciousness never to be a thing of 
surrender to the demand. The agony was doubt or uncertainty. He returned to the 
prolonged He kept in close communion schoolroom shouting the praise of God, to 
with his pastor, and told him all. When the great consternation of the anxiously 
the struggle was the fiercest, his pastor left awaiting pupils. When he returned home 
him one evening, feeling that the issue was that afternoon, his wife went forth to meet 
well-nigh settled. Our brother spent the the happy comer, and exclaimed : O John, 

first part of the night in prayer, the latter in you are converted ; for I see it m yourfaee . 
praise. He was early at the parscmage, next Froip that day his heart was fixed. He was 
morning, to declare, with beaming face, that impressed that it was his duty to preach 
the great decision was made; and hence- “Christ crucified and the resurrection. He 
forth he would, by God’s help, abide the is- committed himself to the work in Novem- 
sue. The clouds were forever gone; the her, 1856, without reserve, and did the work 
hag°ard look and the drooping form were assigned him without hesitation. As a man 
transformed, and from that day good cheer he was strong and noble; as a Christian he 
reigned in his heart. He w'as licensed to was consecrated and true ; and as a preacher 
preach in 1879; served Wedgefield as a sup- of the gospel he was analytical, clear, and 
plv in 1880 • joined the South Carolina Con- forceful— never commonplace, but sometimes 
ference on trial, at the close of 1880; was rising to heights of eloquence. All through 
sent to Wedgefield Circuit in 1881 ; to North the thirty-five years of his ministry he was 



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South Carolina Conference , 1891. 



successful. He was enthroned in the hearts 
of his wife and children, and of those who 
knew him best. He left his home and the 
unsuspecting loved ones to attend this ses- 
sion of the Annual Conference, to make his 
last report. The year’s work was done, well 
done, and he awaited another appointment. 
That appointment was soon made; for the 
great Bishop of souls called him higher, and 
appointed him to the “ rest that remaineth to 
the children of God.” It was in the house 
•of worship, while aiding in a missionary 
anniversary (Wednesday evening, December 
2, 1891), that the summons came that bade 
him cease to work and to live. He was 
stricken with apoplexy, and expired in one 
hour. “He died at his post.” His body 
was accompanied to the railroad depot by 
members of the Conference ; and committed 
to the earth at Lamar, S. C., where he now 
peacefully sleeps, awaiting the resurrection 
•of the just. 

Basil G. Jones was born July 30, 1814; 
died February 9, 1891. He was with us, in 
ithe enjoyment of his accustomed health, at 
the last session of our Conference. He re- 
turned to his home, in Aiken County, with 
the impress of the Conference session upon 
him, and full of hopes and plans for work 
under the circumscribed conditions of his 
superannuated relation to this body. Though 
infirm from age, and in poor health, he' pro- 
posed to himself regular ministerial and 
pastoral work in his neighborhood and at 
his neighborhood church. He was soon, 
however, stricken down with a fatal illness. 
It was the privilege of the writer to be with 
him, at his request, during days of approach- 
ing dissolution. To have been with him, 
and to have ministered to him, will always 
be remembered as at once a privilege and a 
blessing. He went down to the valley of 
the shadow of death without slavish fear, 
and yet without a particle of affectation 
either in word or tone. Death, in its inevi- 
table approach, was to him simply a de- 
cease, a departure. (Compare Luke’s ac- 
ount of the transfiguration with 2 Peter i. 15.) 
Brother Jones was a North Carolinian, and 
was born in Davie County. He was a man 
of great intellectual activity and power, and 
of no inconsiderable culture. He preached 
in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. 
Under a rather rugged exterior he had a 
tender and a loving heart. He talked so 
sweetly during the latter weeks and days of 
his life about his love for his brethren and 
his love for the Church he served so long 
and faithfully. He joined the South Caroli- 
na Conference in 1853. He spent one year 
on a station, one year on a mission, and 
thirty-one years on circuits. He was for 
four years a superannuated preacher. His 
record is among men and on high. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 

10 



Their names were called over, one by one 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of iocal 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Charleston District. 





White 

Mem’s. 


Loc'l 

Pr’s. 




518 


1 




400 






285 


2 


Cumberland 

Summerville Station 


203 

126 




104 






104 






435 






375 


2 




395 


3 




388 




512 


1 




529 


1 




530 






581 




Walterboro Circuit 


616 


2 




227 


1 




360 






392 




Hardeeville Circuit 


339 


3 






7,419 


16 



Chester District. 



Chester Station 


1% 






255 






147 






109 






338 


1 


Chester Circuit 






Rock Hill Circuit 


566 


2 




357 




King’s Mountain Circuit 


479 




Fortf Mill Circuit 


705 


1 


Lancaster Circuit 


323 




Ti’adesville Circuit 


388 


2 


Chesterfield Circuit 


467 


1 


Jefferson Circuit 


620 


2 




129 


1 


East Chester Circuit 


373 


1 


Catawba Circuit 


217 






6,215 


11 



Columbia District. 



Columbia: Washington Street 

Marion Street 


4401 

281 


New Brooklyn 


20 


City Mission 


134 


Aiken Station 


82 


Winnsboro Station 


84 




107 




361 




446 


Lexington Circuit 


764 


Batesburg Circuit 


642 


Johnston 'Circuit .... 


314 




299 




410 


Graniteville, Langley, and Vanchise Ct. 
Ridgeway Circuit....*. 


320 

366 


Fort Motte Circuit 


223 




Cokesbury District. 


5,293 



2 



”i 

l 



l 



1 

4 

1 



1 



12 



Abbeville Station 

Newberry Station 

Lowndesville Station...., 

Greenwood Station 

Ninety-six Circuit 

Donnald’s Circuit 

Abbeville Circuit 

McCormick Circuit 

Newberry Circuit 

Kinard’s Circuit .... 

Saluda Circuit 

Richardsonville Circuit. 
Parksville Circuit 



160 

275 

245 

330 1 

349 1 

382 

734 

508 1 

484 1 

154 1 

584 1 

325 

140 



146 



South Carolina Conference , 1891. 



Cokesbury District ( Continued ). 



— — 


Mem- 

bers. 


Loo*l 

Pr’». 




522 

347 

317 

271 

430 


Princeton Circuit 






1 






1 




6,557 


8 



Florence District. 



Orangeburg District {Continued). 





Mem- 

bers. 


Loot 

Pr’s. 




303 


2 




447 


I 




484 


2 




538 


4 




538 


1 


F.llenton Circuit 


232 


1 




174 


1 










6,159 


22 



Florence Station 

Darlington Station 

Georgetown Station 

Cheraw Station 

Mars Bluff Circuit 

Society Hill Circuit 

Cheraw Circuit 

Clyde Circuit 

Darlington Circuit 

Bower Darlington Circuit 

Timmonsville Circuit 

Effingham Circuit 

East Effingham Circuit 

Scranton Circuit 

Lake City Circuit 

Salters Circuit 

Kingstree Circuit 

Johnsonville Circuit 

Georgetown Circuit 

Cartersville Circuit - 



Greenville District. 

Greenville Station 

Anderson Station 

Anderson Circuit 

"West Anderson Circuit 

Greenville Circuit 

Seneca City Circuit 

North Gi’eenville Circuit 

Reidville Circuit 

Fork Shoals Circuit . 

Williamston and Belton Circuit 

Piedmont Circuit 

Anderson Circuit 

Townviile Circuit 

Pendleton Circuit 

Pickens Circuit. — 

Walhalla Circuit 

Easley Circuit 

Westminster Circuit 



329 


1 


242 




166 


1 


185 




206 




348 


1 


335 


1 


573 


2 


584 


2 


585 


3 


337 




265 




391 


2 


336 


1 


777 




437 


1 


304 




692 1 


1 


477 


2 


267 




7,836 


18 


555 


1 


280 




339 


2 


444 


2 


644 


5 


312 


1 


655 


1 


828 


1 


544 




471 


1 


861 


5 



369 2 

493 

808 3 



601 3 

368 

540 

370 1 

9,482 30 



Marion District. 

Marion Station 

Conway Station 

Bennettsville Station 

Waccamaw Circuit 

Pee Dee Mission 

Centenary Circuit 

North Marlboro Circuit 

Clio Circuit....: 

Blenheim Circuit 

Mullins Circuit 

Little Pee Dee Circuit 

Little Rock Circuit 

Loris Circuit 

Conway Circuit 

Bayboro Circuit... 

Bucksville Circuit 

Bennettsville Circuit 

Brightsville Circuit 

Latta Circuit 



Orangeburg District. . 

Orangeburg Station I 

Orangeburg Circuit 

Lower St. Matthew’s Circuit.- I 

Providence Circuit 

Branchville Circuit ;•••• 

Bamberg and Buford’s Bridge Circuit- 

Graham Circuit 

Edisto Circuit 



351 1 

121 

215 

400 4 

102 

499 1 

531 1 

615 2 

701 

594 3 

559 2 

353 

339 2 

650 1 

631 2 

162 

495 1 

644 

515 1 



8,477 1 21 



376 

439 1 

411 

693 3 

370 1 

329 2 

421 1 

404 2 



Spartanburg District. 

Spartanburg: Central Church 

City Mission 

Union Station 

Laurens Station 

North Laurens Circuit..... 

Pacolet Circuit 

Cherokee Circuit 

South Union Circuit 

Jonesville Circuit 

Gaffney City Circuit- 

Clinton Circuit 

Belmont Circuit 

Campobello Circuit 

Clifton Circuit 



Sumter District. 

Camden Station 

Sumter Station 

Manning Station 

Richland Circuit 

Bishopville Station 

Sumter Circuit 

Lynchburg Circuit 

Wedgefield Circuit 

Santee Circuit - 

Foreston Circuit 

Oakland Circuit - 

New Zion Circuit 

Hanging Rock Circuit 

East Kershaw Circuit 

West Wateree Circuit 



Recapitulation. 

Charleston District 

Chester “ 

Columbia “ 

Cokesbury “ 

Florence “ 

Greenville 

Marion “ 

Orangeburg “ 

Spartanburg “ 

Sumter “ 

Total this year 

Total last year 

Increase 

Decrease - 



528 


8 


279 


2 


189 


. 1 


185 




425 


2 


595 


1 


501 


2 


355 




985 




414 




490 


2 


486 


1 


423 


3 


560 


1 


1 6,415 


18 



210 




372 




168 


...... 


385 


...... 


355 




531 


1 


352 


...... 


319 


1 


426 


1 


264 


1 


350 


2 


452 


2 


462 




484 




277 




5,407 


8 



7,419 


16 


6,215 


11 


5,293 


12 


6,557 


8 


7,836 


18 


9,482 


30 


8,477 


22 


6,159 


22 


6,415 


18 


5,407 


8 


69.260 


164 


66,883 


160 


2,377 




4 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 2,281. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,778. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 686. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 4,709. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 38,725. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $11,000. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 




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foregoing account, dnd how has it been ap- 
plied? $8,833.86. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $12,436.33 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, $10,481.44. Total, $22,917.77. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $3,199.92. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 661 ; value, $817,688.50. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 148; value, $215,540.75. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Two colleges and one Conference 
school: Value of property, $128,272. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Charleston, S. C. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

CHARLESTON DISTRICT. 

R. N. Wells, P. E. 

Charleston: Trinity, W. A. Rogers. 

Bethel, J. A. Clifton. 

Spring Street, J. L. Stokes. 

Cumberland, A. M. Chreitzberg. 
McClellanville, to be supplied (by J. C. 
Welch). 

Berkeley, D. R. Brown. 

Summerville Station, J. E. Carlisle. 

Cypress and St. Paul’s Mission, E. B. Loyless, 
Ridgeville, J. C. Yongue. 

St. George’s, J. W. Elkins. 

Reevesville, to be supplied (by J. A. Giv- 
ings). 

Colleton, W. H. Ariail. 

Round 0, S. S. Blanchard. 

Walterboro Station, J. W. Kilgo. 

Walterboro Circuit, C. E. Wiggins. 
Hampton, A. C. Walker. 

Allendale, J. L. Sifly. 

Black Swamp, W. C. Gleaton. 

Hardee ville, to be supplied (by W. R. Buch- 
anan). 

Beaufort Station, A. J. Cauthen. 

CHESTER DISTRICT. 

G. T. Harmon , P. E. 

Chester, J. W.- Daniel. 

Chester Circuit, George H. Waddell. 

East Chester, to be supplied (by James Rus- 
sell). 

Richburg, T. Raysor. 

Rock Hill, E. O. W T atson. 

Leslie Circuit, A. W. Attaway. 

Catawba Circuit, to be supplied (by J. N. 
Isom). 

York ville, R. E. Stackhouse. 

Blacksburg Station, L. A. Johnson. 

Hickory Grove Circuit, R. R. DagnalL 
York Circuit, J. A. Porter. 

Fort Mill, J. L. Harley ; one to be supplied 
(by J. J. Stevenson). 

Lancaster, E. G. Price. 

Lancaster Circuit, W. L. Pegues. 



Tradesville, to be supplied (by A. S. Leslie). 
Chesterfield, R. A. Yongue. 

Jefferson, J. L. Ray. 

Blackstock, J. W. Humbert. 

COKESBURY DISTRICT. 

J. B. Campbell, P. E. 

Cokesbury, G. M. Boyd. 

Greenwood, P. F. Kilgo. 

Ninety-six, M. M. Brabham. 

Donnald’s, E. W. Mason. 

Abbeville, M. Dargan. 

Abbeville Circuit, H. W. Whittaker, W. Cl 
Winn. 

McCormick, J. M. Steadman. 

Lowndesville, J. S. Porter. 

Princeton, E. P. Taylor. 

Waterloo, J. Manning. 

North Edgefield, to be supplied (by J. M. 
Shell). 

Newberry, W. W. Daniel. 

Newberry Circuit, C. D. Mann. 

Kinard’s, O. N. Rountree. 

Saluda, A. F. Berry. 

Butler, A. M. Attaway. 

Parksville, M. H. Pooser. 

Prosperity, J. B. Tray wick. 

COLUMBIA DISTRICT. 

W. C. Power, P. E. 

Columbia : Washington Street, H. F. Chreite- 
berg. 

Marion Street, S. P. H. Elwell. 

City Mission, J. E. Beard. 

New Brookland Mission, G. H. Pooser. 
Lexington Fork, R. L. Holroyd. 

Lexington, T. C. Ligon. 

Batesburg, J. K. McCain. 

Johnston, T. G. Herbert. 

Edgefield, A. B. Watson. 

Graniteville, J. W. Neeley. 

Aiken, J. H. Noland. 

Upper St. Matthews, W. P. Meadors. 

Fort Motte, M. L. Banks. 

Ridgewa)', M. W. Hook. 

Winnsboro, S. A. Weber. 

Fairfield Station, W. S. Stokes. 

Monticello, A. J. Cauthen, Jr. 

Leesville Circuit, A. N. Brunson. 

Cedar Creek Circuit, George W. Davis. 
Columbia Female College, S. B. Jones, Prefr 
ident; J. Marion Rogers, Professor. 

Paine Institute, George W. Walker, Pres- 
ident. 

Southern Christian Advocate, W. D. Kirklan d, 
4 Editor. 

W \ 

FLORENCE DISTRICT. 

J. B. Wilson, P. E, 

Florence, H. B. Browne. 

Mars Bluff, A. H. Best. 

Darlington, J. A. Rice. 

Cheraw, W. M. Duncan. 

Cheraw Circuit, to be supplied (by 8. M. 
Jones). 



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Hartsville, E. M. Merritt. 

Clyde, G. R. Whittaker. 

Darlington Circuit, S. J . Bethea. 

Lamar, J. E. Rushton. 

Cartersville, J. R. Copeland. 

Tim monaville, W. B. Duncan. 

Effingham, to be supplied (by S. D. Bailey).. 
East Effingham, to be supplied (by 1. JN. 
Stone). 

Scranton, J. S. Abercrombie. 

Lake City, W. B. Baker. 

Kingstree, S. D. Vaughan; A. W. Jackson, 
Sup. 

Salters, to be supplied (by R. W. Spigner). 
Georgetown Station, W. T. Capers. 
Georgetown Circuit, J. D. Frierson. 
Johnsonville, to be supplied (by D. Durant). 

GREENVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. 0. Wilson, P. E. 

Greenville: Buncombe Street, J. Thomas 
Pate. 

West End, R. II. Jones. 

Greenville Circuit, E. A. Wilkes. 

Reidville, T. P. Phillips. 

North Greenville, J. H. Thacker. 

Fountain Inn, J. F. Anderson. 

Williamston, J. C. Stoll. 

Anderson, C. B. Smith. 

Anderson Circuit, J. D. Crout. 

West Anderson Circuit, to be supplied (by 
0. L. Durant). 

Townville, to be supplied (by J. N. Wright). 
Pendleton, T. C. O’Dell. 

Pickens, B. 0. Berry. 

Seneca City, A. B. Earle. 

Westminster, G. R. Shaffer. 

Walhalla, H. C. Mouzon. 

Blue Ridge Mission, E. M. McKissick; one 
to be supplied. 

Easley, N. G. Bellenger. 

Piedmont, S. H. Zimmerman. 

Williamston Female College, S. .Lander, 
President. 

MARION DISTRICT. 

T. J. Clyde, P. E. 



Marion, J. S. Beasley. 

Centenary, W.W. Jones. 

Britton’s Neck, to be supplied; G. W. Gat- 
lin, Sup. 

Conway, A. J. Stafford. 

Conway Circuit, W. A. Wright. 

Bucksville, J. A. Mood. 

Waccamaw, N. K. Melton. 

Bay boro, to be supplied (by A. N. Dusen- 
bury). 

Loris, M. M. Ferguson. 

Little Pee Dee, D. A. Calhoun. 

Mullins, J. Owen. 

Latta, L. F. Beaty. 

Little Rock, P. A. Murray. 

Clio, R. A. Child. 

Blenheim, J. W. AriaiL 
Pee Dee Mission, to be supplied (by W. 
Quick). 



Bennettsville, W. S. Wightman. 

Bennettsville Circuit, W. S. Martin. 
Brightsville, R. W. Barber. 

North Marlboro, W. H. Lawton. 

ORANGEBURG DISTRICT. 

J. Walter Dickson, P. E. 

Orangeburg, G. P. Watson; T. E. Wanna- 
maker, Sup. 

Orangeburg Circuit, J. W. McRov. 

Lower St. Matthew’s, W. W. Williams. 
Providence, D. D. Dantzler. 

Branchville, P. F. Kistler. 

Bamberg and Buford’s Bridge, 0. A. Darby. 
Graham, J. E. Grier. 

Edisto, B. M. Grier. 

Upper Edisto, to be supplied (by J. C. Ab- 
ney). 

Barnwell Station, P. L. Kirton. 

Blackville, W. M. Harden. 

Boiling Spring, J. B. Platt. 

Orange, D. Z. Dantzler. 

Williston, D. Hucks. 

South Branchville, L. S. Bellinger. 

South Aiken, J. C. Spann. 

SPARTANBURG DISTRICT. 

J. M. Boyd, P. E. 

Spartanburg: Central Church, W. R. Rich- 
ardson. „ „ „ 

Bethel Mission, W. L. Wait; J. F. Smith, 
Sup. 

Union, T. E. Morris. 

Cherokee, J. C. Bissell; E. L. Archer, Sup. 
Santuck, M. B. Kelly. 

Goshen Hill, W. A. Clarke. , „ 

Jonesville, D. Tiller; one to be supplied (by 
W. H. Miller). 

Gaffney, N. B. Clarkson. 

Laurens, W. I. Herbert. 

North Laurens, J. W. Shell; J. M. Fndy, 
Sup. 

Enoree, J. C. Counts. 

Clinton, W. A. Betts. 

Belmont, D. P. Boyd. 

Campobello, S. T. Blackman. 

Pacolet, John Attaway. 

Clifton, J. C. Davis. 

Wofford College, J. C. Kilgo, Financial 
Agent. . 

Vanderbilt University, A. Coke Smith, Pro- 
fessor 

SUMTER DISTRICT. 



E. T. Hodges, P. E. 

Sumter Circuit, W. H. Wroton. 
Lynchburg, C. W. Creighton. 
Wedgefield, J. C. Chandler. 
Bishopville, W. H. Kirton. 
Santee, J. E. Mahaffey. 
Foreston, C. H. Pritchard. 
Manning, H. M. Mood. 
Oakland, W. E. Barre. 

New Zion, C. H. Clyde. 
Camden, M. L. Carlisle. 
Hanging Rock, T. M. Dent. 



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Richland, J. P. Attaway. 

East Kershaw, to be* supplied (by E. B. 
Hayne). 

West Wateree, D. A. Phillips. 

Conference Colporter, J. C. Chandler. 

W. H. Hodges transferred to the East Co- 
lombia Conference. 



C. G. Harmon transferred to the Columbia 
Conference. 

J. W. Brown transferred to the North 
Georgia Conference. 

R. D. Smart transferred to the Little Rock 
Conference, and stationed at Little Rock, 
Ark. 



ALABAMA CONFERENCE. 



Bishop Hsndrix, President ; J. M. Mason, Secretary. 
Held at Selma, Ala., December 17-21, 1891. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. George N. Winslett, Robert C. Wil- 
liams, Samuel T. Sanders, Albert S. J. Hay- 
good, William T. Ellisor, Isaac F. Blair. 6. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Leander 
W. Powell, William S. Street, Charles A. 
Cornell, Benjamin E. Feagin, Mark H. Holt, 
Hugh Baird, Thomas P. Fincher, Caleb 
Bates, Joseph 0. Lawrence, C. Prescott At- 
kinson, William K. Dennis, James A. Strip- 
ling. 12. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? Thomas 
H. Cooper, at his own request; Neely F. 
Jones. 2. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? James F. Daily, Joseph M. Sollie, 
Charles W. Gavin, Byrd L. Moore. 4. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? Edward 
E. Cowan, James M. Glenn. 2. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? James E. McCann, 
from the North Alabama Conference. 1. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
Daniel J. Hartzog, Charles A. Rush, William 
D. Taylor, John B. Tate, James R. McGlaun, 
Robert S. Adair, James M. Glenn. 7. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Joseph M. Sollie, ByrdL. 
Moore. 2. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Joseph M. Sollie, Byrd L. 
Moore. 2. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Samuel Z. Bellah, John W. Bur- 
ton, Rosier S. Gavin, Caleb Bates, J. P. D. 
Wilkerson, James A. Price, Charles A. Cor- 
nell, Jefferson B. Adams. 8. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? A. P. Peacock, Samuel Z. 
Bellah, John W. Burton, Caleb Gates, John 
P. D. Wilkerson, Charles A. Cornell, Jeffer- 
son B. Adams. 7. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Andrew J. Briggs, James M. 
Shofner. 2. 



Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? Andrew J. Briggs, James M. 
Shofner. 2. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? Melanchthon Crews. 1. 

Ques. 16. W T ho are located this year? 
Daniel B. H. Jeflfcoat, at his own request. 1. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerarv? S. 
A. Pilley, L. F. Dowdell, G. F. Ellis,* C. R. 
Williamson, C. M. Martin, W. H. Morris. 6. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? J. W. 
Solomon, J. Barker, W. Hargrave Morris, M. 
M. Graham, F. H. Wardlaw,A. H. Mitchell, 
J. 0. Andrew, W. K. Norton, J. M. Scott, J. 
S. Peavy, S. H. Cox, D. C. Standley, W. A. 
McCarty, G. F. Fisher. 14. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past vear? J. W. McCann, D. C. 
Crook, H. D. Hill. 3. 

J. W. McCann was born April 2, 1820; 
and died at the residence of his son, Rev. W. 
A. McCann, in Havana, Ala., January 28, 
1891. Converted in early life, he became a 
member of the Methodist Church. While 
yet a young man he was licensed to preach, 
and as a local preacher served the Church 
faithfully for several years. In 1845, while 
teaching school in the bounds of the Hilla- 
bee Mission, Brother McCann, at the solici- 
tation of Rev. W. Ira Powers, applied for ad- 
mission on trial into the traveling connection, 
and at the close of that year was received by 
the Alabama Conference, at its session helct 
in Mobile, and appointed to the Choctaw- 
hatchie Circuit. On December 12, 1848, 
while in charge of the Pascagoula Circuit, 
embracing a large territory in East Missis- 
sippi and West Alabama, he was married to 
Miss J. T. Goff, of Mississippi, with whom 
he lived happily until her death, or more 
than thirty years. In her he found an effi- 
cient aid in his ministry. No better com- 



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ment can be made on the character of that 
Christian home than the simple statement 
that their two sons are honored and useful 
ministers of the gospel, and their only daugh- 
ter the consecrated wife of a minister. On 
March 18, 1885, Brother McCann was mar- 
ried to Miss Annie E. Ezell, of Clarke Coun- 
ty, Ala., who survives him. In this elect 
lady he found a true helpmate, in full sym- 
pathy with his work, entering heartily into 
all his plans for the Church. In the forty- 
four years of his itinerant ministry his labors 
touched much of the territory now embraced 
by the Alabama, the North Alabama, and 
the Mississippi Conferences. Faithful to 
Him who called him, he went everywhere, 
and success in the saving of souls always 
attended him. His converts were numbered 
by hundreds, and the children of his later 
were as numerous as those of his earlier 
ministry. More than one preacher who 
knew him well and kept acquainted with 
his record has expressed the opinion that no 
man who ever preached the gospel in Ala- 
bama had so many seals to his ministry in 
souls converted. Brother McCann’s strong 
point as a preacher was in revival work. He 
had the strategic instincts of a good general, 
and was never so fully at home in his work 
as when directing the forces of the Church 
amid the flaming fires of revival. His use- 
fulness did not wane with increasing age, 
but continued to the last. Perhaps no bet- 
ter work was ever done in the Alabama 
Conference than that which he accomplished 
on the Grove Hill Circuit in the four years 
between 1882 and 1886. Conversions were 
many, new churches were built, and an al- 
most dead work was not only revived, but 
placed firmly — and, we believe, lastingly — 
upon a higher plane. At Greenville, in De- 
cember, 1889, he applied for and w r as granted 
the superannuated relation. So bravely and 
so sweetly did he take this step that none 
but the few of us who knew the great heart 
of the man suspected how keenly painful 
was the laying aside of his lifelong labor of 
love. The time between his superannuation 
and his death was not long. In little more 
than one year “ the weary springs of life 
stood still at last ; ” and, laying his well-worn 
armor by, the soldier of the cross entered 
into rest. 

David C. Crook was born in White Coun- 
ty, Tenn., May 27, 1837 ; and died at Girard, 
Ala., March 8, 1891. He preached with un- 
usual power in his pulpit in the morning, 
and before the hour for the evening service 
had arrived he was called to his reward. 
Walking out into the street about 6 o’clock 
in the afternoon, a few minutes later he was 
found lying upon the sidewalk, dead. Thus 
suddenly ended the life of this consecrated 
and devoted minister of the gospel. His 
boyhood was spent on his father’s planta- 
tion, assisting in the ordinary duties of the 
farm, and attending public school a few 



months in the summer and fall. He was 
converted at Pleasant Hill camp meeting in 
1853, and joined the M. E. Church, South. 
In 1856 he entered college and studied four 
years, leaving school in 1860 with the inten- 
tion of taking up the profession of law. 
But at this time the spirit of secession and 
revolution was firing the Southern heart; 
and upon the first call for troops from his 
native State he raised a company of volun- 
teers, and was mustered into the Confeder- 
ate service in July, 1861. By his upright 
and manly course he soon won the confi- 
dence of his comrades in arms, and upon 
the reorganization of his regiment was 
elected lieutenant-colonel. In this position 
the command of his regiment for a consid- 
erable time devolved upon him, and for a 
time the command of his brigade. July 21, 
1864, while gallantly leading his regiment 
in a charge on the Federal lines in front of 
Atlanta, he fell, pierced through by a Min- 
ie ball. Then it was he said to a bosom 
friend: “I am severely wounded, and may 
die. If I die, tell my father and family that 
I fell like a soldier, in the line of duty. Bat 
I don’t believe I will die ; and I have prom- 
ised God that if he will spare my life I 
shall spend whatever strength and energy I 
may have in his service, trying to induce 
sinners to forsake the error of their ways 
and seek the peace and joy of a Saviour’s 
love. I believe that my prayer has been 
heard, and that I have been accepted, and 
shall one day preach the gospel of Christ.” 
After the war he gave himself to his life 
work ; was licensed to preach in 1866, and 
soon after joined the Tennessee Conference. 
In 1870 he transferred to the Alabama Con- 
ference, where he remained until his death. 
As a man and Christian Brother Crook was 
true and sincere, ever striving after Christ- 
liness of heart and character. He was nat- 
urally a nervous man, and his nervousness 
was increased by the effects of the terrible 
wound which he had received during the 
war, and from the effects of which he was 
never entirely freed. This in a measure ob- 
scured his real character from the passing 
observer, put him at a disadvantage among 
those who knew him only casually, and fre- 
quently caused him to be misunderstood 
and misinterpreted by the masses. But- 
where he was well known, when men would 
come in such constant and close contact with 
him as to see him as he really was, and to 
understand him as he intended, they soon 
learned to love him as a humble, conse- 
crated follower of our blessed Lord. As a 
preacher, owing to this same cause, he was 
unequal — at times t rising to the heights of a 
sublime eloquence, and at others falling be- 
low his own average; but his ministry was 
one of power, and often attended with won- 
derful manifestations of the Spirit. Brother 
Crook was a man of unquestioned courage. 
As a soldier he was the peer of the bravest, 
and as a Christian minister he was equally 



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151 



as fearless. He denounced sin and that 
which he conceived to be wrong, sometimes 
in such a manner as to gain the antagonism 
of men, but always retaining their esteem 
and confidence. He led many souls to 
Christ, and lifted many Christians to a 
higher plane of life. His was a useful and 
impressive life. 

Henry D. Hill was born in North Caro- 
lina, but the exact place of his nativity and 
the time of his birth are unknown. He 
came from North Carolina to Alabama about 
the year 1870, and for a time was engaged 
in teaching school. In 1873 he was admit- 
ted on trial in the North Alabama Confer- 
ence, at Talladega, Ala. At the close of 1880 
he was transferred to the Alabama Confer- 
ence. During his connection with this Con- 
ference he was appointed to important 
eharges, among which we may mention 
Summerfield, Marianna, Camden and Oak 
Lawn, and Citronelle. His last appointment 
was to the Butler and Mt. Sterling charge, 
but he was unable to enter upon his duties 
on account of ill health. Although he 4 re- 
ceived the best medical attention and the 
most skillful nursing, he died at Atlanta, 
Ga., January 13, 1891. As a preacher Brother 
Hill had few equals among us. For some 
time, in the absence of the preacher in 
charge, he filled the pulpit of the First 
Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga. ; and the 
testimony of all is to the effect that he 
pleased and edified the large and intelligent 
congregation of that Church. He was a 
friend to Christian education, and no one 
among us worked more constantly and inter- 
estedly for our Southern University than he. 
He was, perhaps, the founder of the fund 
used in that institution in aid of poor young 
men struggling to secure an education, and 
exerted his influence in life to make the fund 
sufficient for the demands upon it. In his 
work as a pastor he was especially success- 
ful in his labors in Sunday schools and among 
the children. He knew the names of all the 
children in his charges, and was always a 
welcome guest at their homes. In his per- 
sonal piety he was distinguished as a man of 
prayer. It is safe to say that he died as he 
had lived — a praying, loving, earnest Chris- 
tian — and there is no doubt of his having 
entered into his reward. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed, 
except that of William H. Morris, whose 
case was left in the hands of his presiding 
elder. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Mobile District. 



Mobile: Government Street 

St. Francis Street 

Broad Street 

Toulminville and City Mission... 
Grand Bay Circuit and Mission.... 

Ellington Circuit 

Whistler Station 

Mauvilla Circuit 

Citronelle Circuit— 

Isney Circuit 

Bladon and St. Stephens 

Washington Circuit 

Suggs ville Circuit 

Grove Hill Circuit- 

Coffeeville Circuit 

Daphne Circuit - ....... 



White 

Mem’s. 



ColorediLoe'l 
Mem's. Pr 1 ®. 



444 

482 

274 

30 

53 

525 

200 

164 

234 

475 

331 

230 

256 

338 

196 

92 



4,324 



Greensboro District. 



Greensboro Station 

Greensboro Mission 

Newbern Circuit. — 

Havana Circuit - 

Greene Circuit «... 

Gainesville Circuit 

Livingston and Eutaw 

Cuba Circuit 

Gaston Circuit 

Butler and Mt. Sterling 

Choctaw Circuit and Mission..... 

Demopolis and Jefferson 

Belmont Circuit and Mission J 



Selma District. 



360 

132 

196 

663| 

296 

253 

191 

291 

255 

111 

464 

183 

162 



Selma Station 

East Selma and Mission .... 

Summerfield Station 

Cahaba River Mission 

Marion Station 

Marion Circuit 

Uniontown Station 

Spring Hill Circuit 

Orrville Circuit 

Rembert Hills Circuit 

Arlington Circuit 

Lower Peach Tree Circuit . 
Choctaw Corner Circuit .... 



3,557 



495 

137 

108 

354 

159 

300 

198 

262 

216 

430 

458 

383 

225 



3,725 



Prattville District. 

Prattville Station 

Robinson Springs Circuit and Mis. 

Autaugaville Circuit 

Clanton Circuit 

Verbena Circuit 

Wetumpka Station 

Randolph Circuit 

Plantersville Circuit 

Lowndesboro and Union 

Pleasant Hill Circuit 

Camden and Oak Lawn 

Pine Apple Circuit 

Bell’s Landing Circuit 

River Ridge Mission 

Centerville Mission 

Coosa River Mission 



256 

450 

394 

184 

207 

135 

514 

343 

55 

100 

84 

493 

310 

2041 

147 



3,876 



Montgomery District. 



31 

1 



13 



Montgomery: Court Street. 


803 

305 

34 




* m 
~ 2 






Tnskegee Station 


303 




3 




390 




2 


Warrior Stand Circuit 


284 






Salem Circuit 


477 




2 


Crawford Circuit 


400 




1 


Opelika Station 


501 




3 


Auburn Station 


218 




2 


Loachapoka Circuit 


477 





1 



H> M* M M CO IK M • O I U> • b© b© CO b© 



152 



Alabama Conference , 1891. 



Montgomery District ( Continued !). 

White I Colored] tool 
Mem’s. Mem's. Pr's. 



Harmony Circuit and Mission 

Tallassee Station 

Pleasant Grove Circuit 

Tallapoosa Circuit 



388 

229 

505 

300 

5,614 



27 



Eufaula District. 



Euf aula Station .. 

Villula Circuit 

Seale Cii'cuit 

Phoenix City Station 

Girard Station and Mission. 

Enon and Midway 

Perote Circuit 

Mt. Andrew Mission 

Clayton Station 

Louisville Circuit 

Ozark Circuit 

Abbeville and Clopton 

Shortersville Mission 

Asbury Circuit 

Eufaula Circuit 

Beulah Circuit 

Glennville and Malone 



390 

306 

244 

395 




8 

2 

1 


251 






238 




1 


219 




1 


100 






216 






400 




3 


470 




1 


318 






439 




1 


350 




4 


550 




5 


8C 




1 


68 










1 5,034 




23 



Marianna District. 



Marianna Station 

Greenwood Circuit. 

Campbellton Circuit 

Freeport Mission 

Cottonwood Mission 

Geneva Station 

Geneva Circuit 

Elba Circuit 

Dothan Circuit 

Snead’s Circuit and Mission 

Chipola Mission 

St. Andrew’s Bay Mission.... 

Columbia and Gordon 

Echo Circuit 

Newton Circuit 



81 






364 




1 


700 




3 


266 


1 


1 


333 




2 


163 




2 


625 




3 


560 




8 


594 




5 


250 






160 






293 




3 


236 




2 


579 




4 


464 




6 








5,668 


1 


35 



Union Springs District. 



Union Springs Station. 

Troy Station 

Brundidge Circuit 

Briar Hill Circuit 

Pine Level Circuit 

Mt. Meigs Circuit 

Rockv Mount Circuit. 
Fort Deposit Circuit... 

Greenville Station 

Greenville Circuit 

Rutledge Circuit 

Oaky Streak Circuit.. 

Andalusia Circuit 

Mt. Hilliard 



211 




1 


406 




1 


619 




6 


414 


1 


2 


580 




3 


126 




1 


492 






267 






284 






392 




2 


498 





3 


299 




2 


210 




8 


426 




2 








1 5 2241 1 


26 



Recapitulation. 





White 

Mem's. 


Colored 

Mem's. 


I.ocT 

Pr's.. 




4,324 


6 


20 




3,557 

3,725 

3,876 

5,614 

5,034 

5,668 

5,224 


1 


31 






9 




2 


13 






27 






23 




i 


35 




1 


26 




4,779 


3 


23 










41,801 

40,150 


14 


207 




20 


216 










1,651 






Decrease 


6 


9 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 1,120. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,638. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 502. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 2,963. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 24,704. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $9,900. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $8,229.94. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $14,034.15 ; Do- 
mestic Missions, $4,339.96. Total, $18,374.11. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $3,517.77. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 510; value, $608,889. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 91 ; value, $118,055. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Southern University (male college): 
Teachers, 11; students, 195; endowment, 
$50,000; value of property, $80,000. Alabama 
Conference Female College: Teachers, 13; 
students, 175; value of property, $60,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Eufaula, Ala. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 



Pensacola District. 



MOBILE DISTRICT. 



Pensacola Station 

Milton and Bagdad 

Douglasville Circuit 

Stockton Circuit 

Monroeville Circuit 

Sepnlga Circuit 

Brewton and Pollard 

Georgiana Circuit....- 

Evergreen and Castleberry, 

Powell ton Circuit 

Monterey Circuit — - 

Bellville Circuit- ...... 

Bav Minette Circuit 

Garland Mission 

Warren ton and Brent 



356 




2 


152 






480 




1 


233 




1 


281 


2 


1 


493 




1 


418 




2 


460 


1 


4 


290 




1 


285 

308 




4 


468 




1 


250 




1 


212 




3 


93 




1 


4,779 


3 


23 



J. A. Peterson, P. E. 

Mobile : Government Street, J. 0. Keener. 
St. Francis Street, W. P. Dickinson. 

Broad Street and City Mission, I. F. Bil- 

Grand Bay Circuit and Mission, R. C. Wil- 
liams. 

Ellington Circuit, J. W. Killough. 

Whistler Station, J. C. Johnson. 

Mauvilla Circuit, T. P. Fincher. 

Citronelle Circuit, J. L. Grace. 

Isney Circuit, E. G. Price. 



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Bladon and St. Stephens, C. R. Lamar. 
Washington Circuit, J. A. Seale. 

Suggsville Circuit, 0. S. Perry. 

Grove Hill Circuit, J. O. Nogle. 

Coffeeville Circuit, R. Smiler. 

Baldwin Mission, to be supplied (by S. Z. 
Bellah). 

GREENSBORO DISTRICT. 

J. R. Peavy, P. E. 

Greensboro Station, O. C. McGehee; G. F. 
Ellis, Sup. 

Greensboro Mission, C. A. Rush. 

Newbern Circuit, N. Gillis. 

Havana Circuit, J. M. Patton. 

Green Circuit, to be supplied. 

Gainesville Circuit, C. S. Perry. 

Livingston and Eutaw, J. P. Hamilton. 

Cuba Circuit, E. M. Turner. 

Pushmataha Circuit, C. W. Gavin. 

Butler and Mt. Sterling, R. F. Dennis. 
Choctaw Circuit and Mission, L. W. Powell. 
Marion Station, J. H. James. 

Marion Circuit, B. D. Gayle. 

Cahaba River Mission, J. W. Hamner. 
Southern University, A. S. Andrews, Presi- 
dent; J. A. Moore, F. M. Peterson, Pro- 
fessors. 

SELMA DISTRICT. 

J. S. Frazer, P. E. 

Selma: Church Street, H. D. Moore. 

Water Street and Mission, L. C. Calhoun. 
Summerfield Station, R. H. Lewis. 
Uniontown Station, J. B. K. Spain. 
Faunsdale and Marion Junction* R. S. 

- Adair. 

Demopolis and Jefferson, G. M. Sellers.* 
Belmont Circuit, J. D. Kersh. 

Dayton and Spring Hill, J. W. Menefee. 
Orrville Circuit, W. T. Rencher. 

Rembert Hills Circuit, G. K. Williams. 
Arlington Circuit, D. W. Barnes. 

Lower Peach Tree Circuit, E. E. Cowan. 
Choctaw Corner Circuit, W. P. H. Con- 
nerly. 

PRATTVILLE DISTRICT. 

J. M. Mason, P. E. 

Prattville Station, T. Y. Abernethy. 
Robinson Springs Circuit and Mission, J. W. 
Shores. 

Autaugaville Circuit, J. E. McCann. 

Clanton Circuit, B. E. Feagin. 

Verbena Circuit, J. P. Saunders. 

Wetumpka Station, A. L. Sellers. 

Randolph Circuit, W. F. Arnold. 
Plantersville Circuit, Hugh Baird. 
Lowndesboro and Union, S. G. Boyd. 
Pleasant Hill Circuit, Caleb Bates. 

Camden and Oak Lawn, W. D. Taylor. 

Pine Apple Circuit, H. M. Gillis. 

Bell’s Landing Circuit, M. H. Holt. 

River Ridge Mission, D. L. Lindsley. 
Centerville Mission, B. L. Moore. 



MONTGOMERY DISTRICT. 

A. J. Lamar, P. E. 

Montgomery : Court Street, J. W. Rush. 
Dexter Avenue, J. B. Cumming. 

City Mission, to be supplied. 

Tuskegee Station, W. A. Rice. 

Tuskegee Circuit, J. L. Skipper; L. F. Dow**^ 
dell, Sup. 

Warrior Stand Circuit, W. Bancroft. 

Salem Circuit, R. A. Foster. 

Opelika Station, T. F. Mangum; C. R. Wil- 
liamson, Sup. 

Crawford Circuit, George Fontaine. 
Loachapoka Circuit, A. J. Cousins ; C. Mar- 
tin, Sup. 

Harmony Circuit and Mission, D. D. Reeves. 
Tallassee Station, P. M. Guthrie. 

Pleasant Grove Circuit, A. B. Brown. 
Tallapoosa Circuit, A. A. Easley. 

Auburn Station, G. M. Roper. 

Sunday School Agent, C. L. Chilton. 

Chaplain in United States Navy, W. G. 
Isaacs. 

EUFAULA DISTRICT. 

W. H. Wild, P. E. 

Eufaula Station, W. M. Motley. 

Villula Circuit, B. C. Glenn. 

Seale Circuit, A. L. Andrews. 

Phoenix City Station, J. B. Nelson. 

Girard Station and Mission, W. J. Price. 
Enon and Midway, C. B. Pilley. 

Perote Circuit, A. H. Moore. 

Mt. Andrew Mission, G. N. Winslett. 

Clayton Station, J. W. Glenn. 

Louisville Circuit, J. F. DeBardeleben. 

Ozark Circuit, A. Hood. 

Abbeville and Clopton, S. W. Roberts. 
Shorter ville Mission, G. W. Mathison. 
Asbury Circuit, T. L. Adams. 

Eufaula Circuit, J. M. Sollie. 

Beulah Circuit, T. D. Albright. 

MARIANNA DISTRICT. , 

W. S. Wade, P. E 

Marianna Station, 0. R. Blue. 

Greenwood Circuit, L. P. Latham. 
Campbellton Circuit, J. K. Powell; one to 
be supplied. 

Freeport Mission, W. S. Street. 

Big Creek Circuit, I. F. Blair. 

Geneva Station, C. P. Atkinson. 

Pond Town Circuit, to be supplied (by H. 
B. Register). 

Coffee Springs Mission, J. A. Stripling. 

Elba Circuit, A. Dowling. 

Dothan Station, H. T. Johnston. 

Ocheese Mission, S. T. Sanders. 

Chipola Mission, J. F. Dailey. 

St. Andrew’s Bay Mission, W. D. Owens. 
Columbia and Gordon, I. F. Betts. 

Echo Circuit, D. J. Hartzog. 

Newton Circuit, T. H. Jones. 

Headland Circuit, W. T. Ellisor. 



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White River Conference , 1891. 



UNION SPRINGS DISTRICT. 

H. Urquhart, P. E. 

Union Springs Station, J. Bancroft. 
TroyStation, E. L. Loveless ; S. A.Pilley,Sup. 
Brundidge Circuit, J. L. Mathison. 

Shady Grove Circuit, G. W. Jones. 
Greenville Station, W. M. Cox ; W. H. Mor- 
ris, Sup. 

Greenville Circuit, A. S. J. Haygood. 

'Port Deposit and Bolling, J. M. Dannelly. 
Letohatchee Circuit, J. M. Glenn. 

Rocky Mount Circuit, W. A. McCann. 

Pine Level Circuit, H. H. McNeill. 

Mt. Hilliard Circuit, J. M. Shofner. 

Mt. Meigs Circuit, A. J. Briggs. 

Rutledge Circuit, N. W. Beverly. 

Oaky Streak Mission, J. 0. Lawrence. 
Andalusia Circuit and Mission, J. S. Wil- 
liams. 

Henderson Mission, to be supplied. 



PENSACOLA DISTRICT. 

M. S. Andrew s, P. E. 

Pensacola Station, W. P. Hurt. 

Milton and Bagdad, A. C. Hundley. 

Brent Mission, to be supplied (by J. A. 
Green). 

Powellton Circuit, J. B. Tate. 

Bay Minette Circuit, W. B. Dennis. 

Stockton Circuit, W. K. Dennis. 

Brewton and Pollard, J. P. Roberts. 
Douglasville Circuit and Mission, C. A. 
Cornell. 

Evergreen and Castleberry, L. H. S. Chap- 
pelle. 

Georgiana Circuit, B. L. Selman. 

Monterey Circuit, J. M. Greene. 

Sepulga Circuit, D. J. Wright. 

Monroeville Circuit, W. I. Powers 
Bellville Circuit, J. R. McGlaun. 

Garland Mission, to be supplied. 



WHITE RIYER CONFERENCE. 

Held at Newport, Ark., December 16-21, 1891. 
Bishop Duncan, President; R. S. Deener, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Benjamin D. Holley, Silas B. Bar- 
ker, Thomas A. Bowen, William J. Yick. 4. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? H. L. 
Bugg, Frank Barrett, I. B. Manly, N. E. 
Gardner, H. E. May, W. B. Hays. 5. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? P. E. 
Hileman. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into Ml con- 
nection? L. C. Craig, A. C. Graham, J. W. 
Watson. 3. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? W. C. Adams and 
Wade Preston, from the Little Rock Confer- 
ence; J. A. Peebles and J. C. Brown, from 
the Arkansas Conference; C. H. Gregory, 
from the East Texas Conference; R. C. 
Morehead, from the North Mississippi Con- 
ference ; J. Y. Millie, from the St. Louis Con- 
ference; J. C. Hooks, from the Memphis 
Conference. 8. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
W.. D. Kelley, W. E. Bishop, F. M. Smith, M. 
B. Corrigan, S. F. Brown. 5. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons! L. C. Craig, J. W. Wat- 
son. 2. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? L. C. Craig, J. W. Wat- 
son. 2. 



Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? S. B. Barker, W. B. Mason, Wil- 
liam B. Hays. 3. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? William B. Hays, Silas B. 
Barker, Arthur T. Ramsey. 3. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? P. B. Wallis, W. W. Hen- 
drix, H. M. Cryer, R. M. Manly, F. C. Ster- 
ling, G. W. Smith. 6. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? P. B. Wallis, W. W. Hen- 
drix, H. M. Cryer, F. C. Sterling, G. W. 
Smith, R. M. Manly. 6. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? William J. Vick. 1. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? William J. Vick. 1. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? J. 
F. Troy, at his own request; N. B. Fizer, by 
vote of Conference. 2. 

Ques. 17. Who are "super numerary? B. 
Harris, W. A. Pendergrass, S. D. Evans, C. 
H. Gregory, S. C. Stone. 5. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? John 
Rhyne, James G. Miller. 2. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? E. M. Baker. 1. 

Elias M. Baker, son of Joshua and Mary 
Baker, was born in Giles County, Tenn., 



White River Conference , 1891. 



June 27, 1828. He professed religion in his 
eighteenth year, and joined the M. E. 
Church, South. Almost immediately after 
his connection with the Church he was li- 
censed to exhort, and in a short time was li- 
censed to preach, and at once joined the 
Tennessee Conference. Two years later, Oc- 
tober 17, 1852, he was ordained deacon by 
Bishop Soule. Two years from the time of 
his ordination as deacon he was ordained 
elder. At the close of the war he transferred 
from the Tennessee Conference to the Mem- 
phis Conference. In 1868 he transferred 
from the Memphis Conference to the Arkan- 
sas Conference, and remained a member of 
the same until the organization of the White 
River Conference, with which organization 
he united and remained until his death. In 
1853 or 1854 he was married to Miss Arabella 
Daniel, the fruit of which union was one 
child. In about three years after his mar- ‘ 
riage his first wife died. He was again mar- 
ried September 17, 1858, to Miss Justine 
White, of Humphreys County, Tenn., who i 
still survives to mourn her great loss. By ■ 
his last wife he had three children, all 
daughters, all of whom are yet living. ; 
Brother Baker possessed in a very high de- i 
gree the genuine elements of a noble man- | 
hood. He was richly endowed with a high 1 
sense of honor and lofty sentiment. He dis- 
dained a sickly sentimentalism, and he 
maintained his integrity to the end. He 
was fearless and uncompromising in his ad- 
herence to and vindication of what he be- 
lieved to be right. His conclusions were 
not hastily reached, but when formed he 
had the courage of his convictions. He was 
a Methodist by birth, choice, and education, 
and he fondly cherished her doctrines and 
polity, and the Church never had a more 
loyal son than Elias M. Baker. From prin- 
ciple he was an itinerant preacher in the 
true sense of the term. He accepted the 
episcopacy as the best form of Church gov- 
ernment, and he was true to its spirit and 
letter ; and, as a loyal subject, he never tried 
to manipulate his own appointments, but 
committed himself fully into the hands of 
the appointing power, without courting 
special favor or fearing disastrous results. 
As a preacher he stood in the front rank of 
his Conference, as the peer of any. He was 
a good pastor, a fine leader, and a successful 
organizer. He was four years on district 
work, and made a good presiding elder. 
Some two years ago his health began to fail, 
and before the last session of the Confer- 
ence he became satisfied that he w T ould not 
be able to work. The thought of having to 
retire from the active ministry gave him 
painful solicitude, but he yielded like a hero 
at the post of duty. His name was placed 
by his presiding elder before the Committee 
on Conference Relations, and he was super- 
annuated by the last session of the Confer- 
ence, and in about three months his trium- 
phant spirit crossed over the river to join his 



brethren on the other shore, and to be 
crowned victor forever. During the last 
days of his illness the w r riter, with other 
brethren, visited him several times, and al- 
ways found him peaceful and happy. He 
said all was “clear and bright.” Not a 
shadow of doubt or fear crossed his enrap- 
tured vision. He lived like a hero, and died 
like a conqueror and a saint. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless in 
their life and official administration? Their 
names were called over, one by one, and 
their characters examined and passed, except 
that of Lewis Kelley, who was reprimanded 
by the President. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Searcy District. 



White Colored Loci 
Mem's. Mem’s. Pr’s. 



Searcy Station 289 

Searcy Circuit T 421 

Beebe Station 161 

El Paso Circuit - 578 

Mineral Circuit 373 

Augusta Station 125 

Jacksonville Cii*cuit - 908 

Beebe Circuit 403 

West Point Circuit 258 

Bradford Circuit 295 

Red River Circuit 309 

Argenta Station 112 

Union Circuit 175 

Weldon Circuit 164 



Helena District. 

Helena Station 154 

La Grange Circuit 79 

Marianna Station 98 

Forrest City Station 150 

Haynes Circuit 240 

Colt Circuit 300 




Wynne and McCrory Station 257 

Wheatley Circuit 244 

Spring Creek Circuit 223 

Clarendon Station 67 

Brinkley and Anderson Station ... 172 

Howell and Cotton Plant Station.. 170 

De View Circuit 174 

Cypress Ridge Circuit 170 

Holly Grove Circuit 246 

Poplar Grove Circuit 53 



Jonesboro District. 

Jonesboro Station 

Jonesboro Mission 

Vandale and Harrisburg Station... 

Harrisburg Circuit 

Shiloh Circuit 

Lorado Circuit 

Paragould Station 

Paragould Circuit 

Gainesville Circuit 

Marmaduke Mission 

Boydsville Circuit 

St. Francis Circuit 

Lake Citv Mission 

Buffalo Island Mission 

Marion Circuit 

Osceola Circuit 

Chickasawba Circuit 




SSOIHUiOliit* M-*- 1 HSJUUiiMJ 



156 



White River Conference , 1891. 



Newport District. 





White 

Mem's. 


Colored 

Mem's. 


Loo’l 

PCs. 




122 




7 




257 








151 








53 








76 




1 




136 




2 




92 




2 




149 




3 




461 




2 




329 




3 












379 




4 




250 




1 




349 




2 




70 








470 




3 




117 




1 




2,561 




25 



Batesville District. 



Batesville Station 

West Batesville Mission 

Sulphur Rock Circuit 

Jamestown Cii’cuit 

Bethesda Circuit 

Evening Shade Circuit- 

Ash Flat Circuit 

Calamine Circuit 

Salem Circuit 

Viola Circuit 

Newburg Circuit 

Melbourne Circuit 

Mountain View Circuit . 

Cedar Grove Circuit 

Oil Trough Circuit 



Helena 

Jonesboro 

Newport 

Batesville 



Total this year. 
Total last year. 



Increase. 



281 






641 




7 


244 




2 


432 




3 


319 




5 


35D 




4 


275 




1 


500 


1 


10 


245 




3 


649 




11 


375 




1 


290 




2 


388 

327 




6 




2 








5,316 


1 


57 


1 4,571 




* 19 


2,797 




8 






48 


. 2,561 





25 


. 5,316 


1 


57 


. 20.903 


1 


157 


. 19,985 


1 


147 


.. 918 





10 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 541. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,777. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 236. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 1,504. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 12,362. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $1,760. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $1,268. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $1,863.20; Do- 
mestic Missions, $800.12. Total, $2,663.32. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $843.47. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 212; value, $184,655. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 61; value, $30,840. 



Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Notreport. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Batesville, Ark. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers star 
tioned this year? 

SEARCY DISTRICT. 

F. A. Jefet, P. E. 

Searcy Station, H. Jewell.; S. D. Evans and 
W. A. Pendergrass, Sup. 

West Searcy, J. M. Talkington. 

Center Hill Circuit, I. B. Manly ; one to be 
supplied. 

Beebe Station, A. M. R. Branson. 

Auvergne Station, G. W. Smith. 

El Paso Circuit, J. A. Peebles. 

Mineral Circuit, L. C. Craig. 

Augusta Station, W. B. Hays. 

Jacksonville Circuit, W. C. Adams. 

Beebe Circuit, W T . L. King. 

West Point Circuit, W. W. Anderson. 
Bradford Circuit, Frank Barrett. 

Argenta Station, R. C. Morehead. 

Union Circuit, W. R. Foster. 

Weldon Circuit, J. W. Patton. 

State Blind School, J. H. Dye. 

Arkansas Methodist, Z. T. Bennett. 

Sunday School Agent, G. A. Dannelly. 

HELENA DISTRICT. 

M. B. Umsted, P. E. 

Helena Station, J. C. Hooks. 

La Grange Circuit, S. F. Brown. 

Marianna Station, H. M. Crver. 

Forest City Station, W. D. Kelley. 

Haynes Circuit, Thomas Whittaker. 

Wynne and McCrory Station, E. C. Castle- 
berry. 

Wheatley Circuit, R. G. Brittain. 

Spring Creek Circuit, S. B. Barker. 
Clarendon Station, F. C. Sterling. 

Brinkley and Anderson Station, N. E. Gard- 
ner. 

Howell and Cotton Plant Station, M. B. Cor- 



ngan. 

Review Mission, to be supplied (by J. K. 
Pope). 

Cypress Ridge Circuit, William J. A ick. 
Holly Grove Circuit, J. I. Maynard. 

Poplar Grove Circuit, W. W. Hendrix. 
Taylor Creek Circuit, Eli Bickley. 

JONESBORO DISTRICT. 

J. C. Ritter, P. E, 

Jonesboro Station, M. M. Smith. 

Jonesboro Circuit, John Edison. 

Vanndale and Harrisburg Station, J. H. An- 
derson. 

Harrisburg Circuit, A. J. Blakemore. 

Shiloh Circuit, W 7 . M. Watson. 

Lorado Mission, J. W. Watson. 

Paragould Station, J. V. Millis ; B. Harris* 
Sup. 

Paragould Circuit, A. C. Griffin. 

Gainesville Circuit, J. D. Rutledge. 
Marmaduke Mission, B. D. Holley. 



Indian Mission Conference , 1891. 



157 



Boydsville Circuit, P. B. Wallis. 

St. Francis Circuit, A. C. Graham. 

Lake City Mission, to be supplied (by Y. B. 
Smith). 

Marion Circuit, T. B. Williamson. 

Osceola Circuit, J. F. Jemigan. 

Chickasawba Circuit, R. M. Manly. 

Pecan Point Circuit, W. E. Bishop. 

NEWPORT DISTRICT. 

F. E. Taylor , P. E. 

Newport Station, F. Ritter. 

Jacksonport and Tuckerman Station, D. W. 
Ried. 

Swifton Circuit, H. L. Bugg. 

Walnut Ridge and Black Rock Stations, S. 
L. Cochran. 

Corning and Reno Station, N. E. Skinner. 
Reno Circuit, W. D. Ellis. 

Portia Circuit, E. M. Davis. 

Pocahontas Circuit, H. E. May. 

Mammoth Spring and Hardy Station, D. 

T 

Walnut Hill Circuit, R. H. Grissett. 
Imboden Circuit, H. A. Story. 

Smithville Circuit, J. S. Watson. 

Siloam Circuit, T. A. Bowen. 

Clover Bend Circuit, J. F. Armstrong. 

Warm Springs Mission, to be supplied (by 
W. A. Downing). 

Cache Mission, to be supplied (by J. F. 
Clark). 



BATESVILLE DISTRICT. 

H. T. Gregory, P. E. 

Bates ville Station, R. S. Deener; S. C. Stone, 
Sup. 

West Batesville Mission, J. C. Brown. 
Sulphur Rock Circuit, J. S. Brooke. 
Jamestown Circuit, W. Preston. 

Bethesda Circuit, S. W. Register. 

Evening Shade Circuit, W. S. Southworth. 
Ash Flat Circuit, J. J. Alexander. 

Calamine Circuit, T. J. Settle. 

Salem Circuit, F. R. Noe. 

Viola Circuit, Lewis Kelley. 

Newburg Circuit, J. R. Edwards. 

Melbourne Circuit, T. A. Craig; C. H. Greg- 
ory, Sup. 

Mountain View Circuit, F. M. Smith. 

Cedar Grove Circuit, W. C. Toombs. 

Oil Trough Circuit, to be supplied (by C. L. 
Castleberry). 

W. F. Wilson transferred to the Tennes- 
see Conference. 

W. D. Mathews transferred to the South- 
west Missouri Conference. 

E. G. Kilgore transferred to the St. Louis 
Conference, and stationed at Cape Girar- 
deau. 

E. M. Pipkin transferred to the Little Rock 
Conference. 



INDIAN MISSION CONFERENCE. 

Held at Oklahoma City, I. T., November 4-8, 1891. 
Bishop Hendrix, President; M. L. Butler, Secretary . 



" Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. D. W. Hughes. 1. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? J. W. Hol- 
land, T. C. Ely, T. H. Prim, P. C. Atkins, E. 
F. McClannahan, D. E. Shaffer, J. H. D. Ter- 
rell, J. O. Shanks, Joseph A. Trickey, A. S. 
Cook. 10. - 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 
Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con: 
nection? A. M. Belcher, J. T. Fariss, J. L. 
Southward. 3. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? J. M. Grass, from 
the Western Conference; F. C. Mayberry, 
Webster Futl, J. R. Randell, H. C. Parrott, 
from the North Texas Conference; N. F. 
Law, from the Texas Conference; D. D. 
Warlick, from the Little Rock Conference; 
J. J. Lovett, from the Mississippi Confer- 



ence; J. W. Treadwell, from the North Mis- 
sissippi Conference; W. M. Baldwin, J. W. 
Baldwin, from the Arkansas Conference. 11. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one 
year? J. S. Lamar, L. W. Cabb, J. F. Wag- 
non, J. W. Lloyd, R. H. Grinstead, J. R. 
Holland, L. H. Stucky, H. T. Lyles. 8. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are elect- 
ed deacons? J. T. Fariss. 1. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? J. T. Fariss. 1. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? D. E. Shaffer, Nicholas Bitting, A; 
R. Montgomery, Travis C. Ely, A. M. Lusk, 
Sebastian Armstrong, Luther Amos. 7. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? D. E. Shaffer, Nicholas 
Bitting, Travis C. Ely, A. M. Lusk Sebastian 
Armstrong, Luther Amos. 6. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 




served two years. In 1887 he was appointed 
to Randolph Circuit. In 1888 his character 
passed, but his appointment does not appear 
in the minutes. In 1889 Brother Edwards 
was transferred by Bishop Hendrix to the 
Indian Mission Conference, and appointed 
to Purcell and Wayne. In 1890 he was re- 
appointed to the same charge. It was here 
that he did his last work, and fell asleep in 
Christ June 11, 1891. Brother Edwards was 
ordained deacon at Dyersburg, Tenn., in 
1882 ; and elder, at Memphis, Tenn., in 1884. 
He was left an orphan boy at the age of ten 
years. Being thrown out on the cold chari- 
ties of the world at this tender age, he thus 
learned in early life to endure hardships. 
Through his own exertions he obtained a 
fair English education, and fitted himself 
for usefulness. His removal to our Confer- 
ence was voluntary, being made in response 
to a call from Bishop Hendrix for volun- 
teers. He was married to Miss Flora Stew- 
art, at Paris, Tenn., December 3, 1890. His 
stay among us was brief; yet he was so 
sweet-spirited, earnest, and true that we had 
learned to love him. He fell at his post, 
with the armor on. 



White 

Mem’s. 



Ardmore Station 

Leon Circuit 

Simon Circuit 

Overbrook Circuit 

Brown Circuit 

Mannsville Circuit ... 

Duncan Circuit 

Washita Circuit 

Lebanon Circuit 

Thackerville Circuit 
Red River Circuit .... 
Lone Grove Circuit... 



Dixie Circuit 



Canadian District, 



Muskogee Station 

Canadian Circuit- 

Pheasant Bluff Circuit 

Lee’s Creek Circuit. 

Skullyville Circuit 

Muldrow Circuit 

Sans Bois Circuit 

Hanson Circuit 

Cameron Circuit 



J. C. Powell, of whose early life but little 
is known, came to Washington County, Ark., 
in 1865, and was married to Miss Alberty, of 
that county. He was for several years Prin- 
cipal of the Evansville Academy. In 1877, 
while in charge of that academy, he was Balisaw Circuit, 



MMMWMhOCOM 



Indian Mission Conference , 1891, 



159 



Canadian District (Continued). 



Fort Gibson Circuit 

Webber’s Falls Circuit. 
Wagoner Circuit 



Cherokee District. 



White Indian Loci 
Mem’s. Mem's. Pr'i. 



82 56 

106 30 

40 72 1 

1,648 618 11 



Tahlequab Station 24 118 

Vinita Station ..— 33 60 

Catoosa Circuit - 33 19 1 

Pawpaw Circuit - 156 3 

Spring Creek Circuit— 64 2 

Praine Grove Circuit 47 89 1 

Choteau Circuit 59 91 , 

Claremore Circuit 61 65 1 

Chelsea Circuit 30 45 ...... 

Vinita Circuit 30 95 ...... 

Olympus Circuit 129 2 

Tahlequah Circuit 93 110 1 

Flint Circuit.. 121 159 1 

660 1,071 12 

Choctaw District. 



47 89 

59 91 , 

61 65 

30 45 

30 95 



Clear Creek Circuit- 

Kulli Chito Circuit 

■Rnk Luna Circuit „ 


1 181 
40 

41 




60 




70 




120 


Boggy Circuit 


4 185 


Kiamitia Circuit 


110 


Sugar Creek Circuit 


29 19 




154 656 



McAlister District. 



Atoka and Caddo 

McAlister and Krebs 

South Canadian 

Boggy Depot 

Durant Circuit 

Stonewall Circuit 

Chickasaw Circuit 

Stringtown Circuit 

Kiowa Circuit 

Lehigh and Coal Creek 
Colbert Circuit 



Oklahoma District. 



Guthrie Station 

Lexington Circuit 

Little River Circuit 

Kingfisher Circuit 

Korma Station 

West Oklahoma 

Oklahoma City Station—., 

Stillwater Circuit- 

Moore Circuit— 

East Oklahoma Circuit ... 
El Reno and Kingfisher ... 



144 


30 


2 


87 .. 






122 


17 


1 


116 .. 




2 


55 


5 




119 


3 


2 


44 


6 


1 


102 


28 




20 .. 




1 


... 102 


34 


a 

o 


911 


123 


12 



12 

206 2 

127 2 

86 

100 1 

111 

74 2 

31 

76 

108 

30 



Okmulgee District. 

Enfanla Station 18 

Arbeka Circuit 23 

Choska Circuit 147 

Checote Circuit 44 

Seminole Circuit 

Springfield Circuit 

Okmulgee Circuit- 3 

Coweta Circuit - 

Eufaula Circuit - 90 

Sapulpa 



18 35 

23 10 1 

147 10 2 

44 53 

350 7 

120 7 

3 38 7 

'81 2 

90 4 2 

10 



I 325' 6611 28 

Wynnewood District. 

Wynnewood Circuit 375 25 8 

Mill Creek Circuit 118 5 1 

Leeper Circuit 42 2 2 

Fort Sill Circuit - 20 



Wynnewood District (Continued). 





White 

Mem’s. 


Indian 

Mem's. 


Loo’ 1 
Pr s. 


Velma Circuit 


mm 


2 


4 


Fred Circuit 


92 


1 


1 


Dougherty Circuit 


219 


11 


1 


Anadarko Circuit. 


9 


24 




Purcell and Wayne 


78 




1 


Paoli 


278 


13 




Beef Creek 


250 


12 


2 


Arbuckle Circuit 


116 


13 


1 




1,830 


128 


16 



Recapitulation. 



Ardmore District— 


l,580i 

1,648 

660 


52 

618 


16 

11 




1,071 

656 


12 


Choctaw 44 


154 


40 




911 


123 


12 




961 


7 




825 


661 


28 




1,830 


128 


16 






Total this year 


8,069 

5,911 


3,309 

3,506 


142 


Total la«it year 


136 




Increase - 


2,158 




6 


Decrease 




197 





Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 662. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,265. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 189. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 930. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 7,570. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $451.15. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
Aforegoing account, and how has it been ap- 
jplied? $408.95. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
'Missions? Foreign Missions, $2,403.11 ; Do- 
'mestic Missions, $697.85. Total, $3,100.96. 

iues. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $325.52. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
^Number, 134£ ; value, $52,900. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 38 ; value, $19,015.60. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Harrell International Institute (for 
girls) : Teachers, 11 ; pupils, 215 ; value of 
property, $25,000. Willie Halsell Institute: 
Teachers, 6; pupils, 100; value of property* 
$24,000. Oklahoma District High School: 
Teachers, 4; pupils, 75; value of property, 
$1,270. Pierce Institute : Teachers, 2 ; pupils, 
55 ; value of property, $3,800. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Ardmore, I. T. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 



160 



Indian Mission Conference , 1891. 



CHEROKEE DISTRICT. 

W. B. Austin, P. E. 

Vinita Station, to be supplied. 

Vinite, Circuit, to be supplied (by E. M. 
Lemming). 

Blue Jacket Circuit, to be supplied (by A. 

R. Bogle). 

Nowatah Circuit, to be supplied. 

Claremore Circuit, C. W. Burks. 

Chelsea Circuit, J. S. Lamar. 

Afton Circuit, L. W. Rivers. 

Choteau Circuit, J. T. Hall. 

Olympus Circuit, F. M. Suttle. 

Tahlequah Station, J. J. Lovett. 

Tahlequah Circuit, to be supplied (by N. 
Bitting). 

Flint Circuit, G. W. Atkins. 

Oaks Circuit, to be supplied. 

Cherokee Circuit, M. A. Clark. 

Willie Halsell Institute, L. W. Rivers, Agent. 
Cherokee Orphan Asylum, J. F. Thompson, 
Superintendent. 

CANADIAN DISTRICT. 

C. M. Coppedge, P. E. 

Muskogee Station, M. L. Butler; H. C. Pai> 
rott, Sup. 

Canadian Circuit, W. P. Pipkin. 

Wagoner Circuit, A. M. Belcher. 

Fort Gibson Circuit, W. M. Baldwin. 

Brooken Circuit, to be supplied. 

Sans Bois Circuit, to be supplied (by D. C. 
Murphy). 

Pheasant Bluff Circuit (to be supplied by R. 
A. Cowan). 

Bokoshe Circuit, T. H. Prim. 

Cameron Circuit, to be supplied (by G. W. 
Reubush). 

Skully ville Circuit, to be supplied. 

Muldrow Circuit, to be supplied. 

Hanson Circuit, J. W. Cowart. 

Salisaw Circuit, P. C. Atkins. 

Webber’s Falls Circuit, F. Naylor. ■ 

Harrell Institute, T. F. Brewer, President, 

CHOCTAW DISTRICT. 

W. M. Keith, P. E. 

Kulle Tuklo Circuit, to be supplied (by John 
Taylor). 

Kulli Chito Circuit, to be supplied (by Ker- 
mahubie). 

Bok Lusa Circuit, to be supplied (by S. Cal- 
bert). 

Olear Creek Circuit, to be supplied (by R. S. 
"Frazier). 

Kiamitia Circuit, L. W. Cobb. 

Boggy Circuit, to be supplied (by Charles 
Armby, Moses Wade, Taylor Durant). 
Wister Circuit, John McElhanon. 

Sugar Creek Circuit, A. C. Pickens. 
Mashulatubbee Circuit, to be supplied (by 
G. Baltice and William Watson). 

Cedar Creek Circuit, to be supplied. 

Pleasant Hill Circuit, to be supplied (by J. 
I. Irvin). - ' ‘ — 



OKMULGEE DISTRICT. 

John D. Edwards , P. E. 

Eufaula Circuit, to be supplied (by H. H. 
Goode). 

Checote Circuit, J. A. Trickey. 

Choska Circuit, to be supplied. 

Okmulgee Circuit, D. L. Berryhill. 

Sapulpa Circuit, to be supplied (by James 
Towne). 

Coweta Circuit, to be supplied (by M. Afl- 
bury). 

Springfield Circuit, William Jimboy. 

Seminole Circuit, Thomas Little. 

Arbeka Circuit, John Y. Brice. 

Cerryville Circuit, to be supplied (by G. W. 
Jamerson). 

Red Fork Circuit, to be supplied. 

McALISTER DISTRICT. 

M. A. Smith, P. E. ", 

McAlister Station, G. S. Yarborough. 

Atoko and Caddo Station, N. F. Law. 

Lehigh and Coal Gate Station, to be supplied 
(by W. M. Davis). 

Chickasaw Circuit, H. T. Lyles, Gibson 
Grayson. 

Colbert Circuit, F. E. Shanks. 

Stringtown Circuit, T. 0. Shanks. 

Leader Circuit, to be supplied (by D. D. 
Mullins). 

Durant Circuit, M. H. Wagnon. 

Eufaula and South Canadian Station, F. M. 
Moore. 

South Canadian Circuit, to be supplied (by 
E. J. Mathis). 

Boggy Depot Circuit, Miles Sturgeon. 

Kiowa Circuit, J. W. Lloyd. 

Cale Circuit, J. A. Lovett. 

Krebs Circuit, to be supplied (by J. H. God- 
frey). 

Conference Colporter, J. Y. Bryce. 

ARDMORE DISTRICT. 

J. N. Moore, P. E. 

Ardmore Station, J. O. Shanks. 

Lone Grove Station, to be supplied (by J. 

W. Davenport). 

Dixie Circuit, J. W. Holland. 

Overbrook Circuit, L. H. Stocky. 
Thackerville Circuit, to be supplied. 

Duncan Circuit, E. F. McClannahan; one to 
be supplied (by J. B. Williams). 

Beaver Circuit, J. H. D. Terrell, J. A. Rowan. 
Red River Circuit, T. C. Ely. 

Simon Circuit, to be supplied (by G. Green). 
Lebanon Circuit, A. S. Cook. 

Leon and Burney ville, 'A. K. Miller. 
Mannsville Circuit, D. E. Shaffer. 

Washita Circuit, to be supplied (by William 
Hawkins). 

Leon Circuit, to be supplied (by J. T. Arm- 
strong). 

Eastman Circuit, to be supplied (by D. P. 
Wilburn). 

Chickasaw Orphan Home, W. S. Derrick. 




China Mission Conference , 1891. 



WYNNEWOOD DISTRICT. 

J. L. Keener , P. E. 

Wynnewood and Paul’s Valley, T. A. Martin. 
White Bead Hill, R. H. Grinstead. 

Paota Circuit, C. W. Mvatt. 

Beef Creek Circuit, J. F. Wagnon. 

Purcell and Wayne Station, A. N. Averyt. 
Velma Circuit, J. L. Southward. 

Marlow Circuit, J. C. Scivally. 

Fred Circuit. J. K. Florence. 

Dougherty Circuit, J. R. Holland. 

Arbuckle Circuit, to be supplied (by A. B. 
L. Hunkapillar). 

Sulphur Spring, to be supplied (by C. M. 
Brown). 

Spring Brook, to be supplied (by J. A. Gibson). 
Waco Circuit, to be supplied by T. C. 
Gillum). 

Anadarko, T. J. Methvin, J. J. Roland. 

Fort Sill, to be supplied. 

OKLAHOMA DISTRICT. 

A. J. Worley, P. E. 

Oklahoma City, J. M. Gross. 

East Oklahoma Circuit, P. T. McWhorter. 



West Oklahoma Circuit, D. D. Warlick. 
Norman Station, E. D. Cameron. 

Moore Circuit, D. W. Hughes. 

Little River, to be supplied (by J. P. Lane). 
Norman Circuit, J. H. Miller. 

Lexington, C. F. Roberts. 

Edmon, M. D. Long. 

Guthrie, to be supplied. 

Stillwater, W. Full. 

East Enmon, to be supplied (by P. S. Kerr). 
Kingfisher Circuit, F. M. Sherwood. 

Minco and El Reno, H. J. Brown. 

Oklahoma District High School, J. T. Fariss. 

J. R. Randell, J. D. Whitehead, A. A. 
Wagnon, and T. C. Mayberry transferred to 
the North Texas Conference. 

J. B. Stevenson and J. W. Baldwin trans- 
ferred to the Arkansas Conference. 

J. W. Treadwell transferred to the North 
Mississippi Conference. 

J. J. Mercado transferred to the Mexican 
Border Conference. 



CHINA MISSION CONFERENCE. 

Held at Soochow, China, October 14-19, 1891. 
A. P. Parker, President ; M. B. Hill, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Ng Dong-shien, Ling Tsz-yien, 
Yau Me-kung, Dzung Tsz-kiung, Tsiau Lan- 
sung. 5. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Herbert 
L. Gray, C. K. Marshall, Dzung Ying-kyin, 
Dong Moh-san, Tsa Vong-tsang, in the class 
of the second year; Oswald E. Brown, in 
the class of the first year. 6. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Sz Tsz-kia, Dzung Zing-san, Sung 
Yon-peh. 3. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques! 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? Langhome Leitch, 
from the Columbia Conference, and in the 
class of the first year. 1. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
Li Tsz-i, and remains in the class of the 
third year. 1. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Dzung Zing-zan, Sung 
Yon-peh. 2. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 



Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? None. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? None. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? None. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? None. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- s 
ing the past year? None. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



162 




I 






Japan Mission , 1891. 



Shanghai District. 





Foreign 

Mem's. 


Native 

Mem's. 


I.oc'l 

Pr's. 


Shanghai Station 


6 


156 


5 


College Chapel 


3 


33 




Hongkew Circuit 




TsihJPao Circuit 




8 


1 


Sungkiang Circuit 


1 


13 


2 




3 


56 


1 


Tee So Circuit 




3 


1 










Soochow District. 


13 


269 


10 



Soochow Station 


10 


63 

5 


1 














4 












Nanzing Circuit 




6 














10 


85 


1 



Recapitulation, ft 



Shanghai District 


13 

10 


269 

85 


10 

1 


Total this year 


23 


354 


11 


















Decrease 









Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 15. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 45. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools ? 24. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 80. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 853. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? Nothing. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? Nothing. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? $398.40.* 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? Nothing. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 10; value, $23,641* 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 



is the estimated value, of parsonages ? Num- 
ber, 14 ; value, $49,860.* 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Anglo-Chinese College: Teachers, 9; 
pupils, 161; value of property, $60,000.* 
Boys’ Boarding School, 1 ; teachers, 5 ; pupils^ 

75 ; value of property, $5,500.* Anglo-Chi- 
nese School: Teachers, 6; pupils, 63. Girls’ 
Boarding Schools, 2; teachers, 6; pupils, 46. _ 
Day schools, 44; teachers, 49; pupils, 783 ; 
value of property, $56,600* 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Soochow, China. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

SHANGHAI DISTRICT. 

M. B. Hill, P. E. 

Shanghai Station, W. B. Bonnell, C. F. Reid, 

Sz Tsz-kia. 

College Chapel, Y. J. Allen. 

Hongkew, G. R. Loehr, B. D. Lucas. 

Sungkiang Circuit, W. B. Burke, Ling Tsz- 
yien ; one to be supplied (by Dzung Sau- 
tsung). 

Kiahing, M. B. Hill. 

Taitsang Circuit, O. E. Brown, Dzung Zing- 
san. 

Kading Circuit, Sung Yon-peh, Yau Me- 
kung. 

Chwanshan Circuit, Tsiau Lan-sung. 

Tsih Pao Circuit, to be supplied (by Tseu % 
Tsz-vun). 

Anglo-Chinese College, Y. J. Allen, Presi- 
dent; W. B. Bonnell, G. R. Loehr, B. D. 
Lucas, Professors. 

SOOCHOW DISTRICT. 

D. L. Anderson, P. E. 

Soochow Station, A. P. Parker, Dzung Ying- 
kyin. 

Konghong, T. A. Hearn, Dzung Tsz-kiung. 
Changshuh, H. L. Gray, Li Tsz-i. 

Wusieh, L. Leitch. 

Nanzing, J. L. Hendry, Ng D6ng-shien. 

West Nanzing and Dispensary, C. K. Mar- 
shall. 

Kwenshan, Dong Moh-san. 

Luhchih, Tsa Vong-tsang. 

Buffington College, A. P. Parker, President. 




JAPAN" MISSION. 

Held at Kob£, Japan, August 26 - 30 , 1891 . 

J. W. Lambuth, President; N. W. TJtley, Secretary. 

The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Japan dent, no bishop being present. N. W. Utley 
Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was elected English Secretary ; H. Nakamu- 
South, was held in the Methodist Church rai, Japanese Secretary; and C. B. Moseley, 
in Kob6, August 26, 1891. Statistical Secretary. 

J. W. Lambuth, D.D., was elected Presi- In answer to the first question, Who are 

* Mexican currency. 



Northwest Mexican Conference, 1891. 



163 



admitted on trial? Y. H. Tanako, E. Naka- 
yama, K. Usaki. 3. 

Who remain on trial? In the first year, 
Y. Yoshioka, T. Datte. 2. 

W. A. Wilson was examined and passed 
to the second year. 1. 

T. W. B. Demaree, O. A. Dukes, and N. 
W. Utley were r~ sed to the third year. 3. 



STATISTICS. 



Mission stations 

Organized societies 

Married missionaries 

Unmarried male missionaries .... 

Female missionaries 

Whole number of missionaries. . . 

Native workers 

Total number of workers 

Foreign members 

Native full members 

Native probationers 

Whole number in the Mission. . . . 

Infants baptized 

Adults baptized 

Bible classes 

Students 

Night schools 

Pupils 

Boys’ day schools 

Pupils 

Girls’ day schools 

Pupils 

Mixed day school 

Pupils 

Boys’ boarding school 

Pupils 

Girls’ boarding school 

Pupils 

Sunday schools 

Sunday school scholars 

Churches 

Chapels 

Parsonages 

Value of parsonages 

Value of school property 

Value of church property 



6 

8 

11 

3 
5 

30 

69 
99 
18 

381 

128 

508 

21 

94 

23 
248 

2 

94 

4 
131 

3 
42 

1 

70 
1 

47 

1 

60 

34 

902 

2 

24 

4 

$ 6,415 00 
24,640 15 
3,700 00 



APPOINTMENTS. 

W. B. Lambuth , Superintendent. 

Kobe District. 

J. W. Lambuth, P. E. 

Kobe Station, W. E. Towson and K. Usaki. 

Kobe Circuit, J. W. Lambuth. 

East Kobe, S. H. Wainright. 

Hiogo, to he supplied. 

Sumiyoshi, to be supplied. 

Kakogawa, J. C. C. Newton. 

Himeji, T. W. B. Demaree. 

Kwansei Gakuin: Biblical Department, J. 
C. C. Newton, Principal; T. W. B. Dema- 
ree, Y. Yoshioka, S. H. Wainright, Pro- 
fessors. 

Book Agent, S. H. Wainright. 

Palmore Institute, to be supplied. 

Academic Department, N. W. Utley, Prin- 
cipal and Chaplain. 

Kobe Bible Woman’s School, Miss M. F. 
Bice. 

Dispensarv and Training School for Nurses, 
Miss Y/M. Kin, M.D. 

Osaka Circuit: East Osaka and Sakai, 0. A. 
Dukes; West Osaka, J. M. Rollins. 

Hiroshima District. 

B. W. Waters , P. E. 

Hiroshima Circuit: Hiroshima, Hatsukaichi, 
and Iwakuni, Obataki, B. W. Waters. 

Oshima, Yanai, Y. Tanaka. 

Yamagnchi Circuit: Yamaguchi, Hagi, Ogo- 
ri, Mitajiri, Miyaichi, Yuda, S. Shaw. 

Hiroshima Girls’ School, Miss N. B. Gaines, 
Principal; Bible Woman’s Department, 
Miss L. Strider. 

Matsuyama District. 

C. B. Moseley , P. E. 

Matsuyama Circuit: Matsuyama, and Mit- 
suganama, C. B. Moseley. 

Tadotsu, E. Nakayama. 

Oita Circuit: Oita, Kitsuki, and Saiki, W.A. 
Wilson. 

Uwajima and Yawatahama, W. A. Davis. 



NORTHWEST MEXICAN CONFERENCE. 



Held at El Paso, Tex., November 12-16, 1891. 
Bishop A. G. Haygood, President ; J. F. Corbin, Secretary. 



Question 1 . Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. None. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? John C. 
Cavener, Josu6 O. Maldonado, Marcos de la 
Garza. 3. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 



Ques. 4. Who are admitted into foil con- 
nection? Robert C. Elliott. 1. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? Rosend E. del 
Valle, John C. Cavener. 2. 



I 























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it 













164 Northwest Mexican Conference. 



Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
Julian Castro. 1. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? None. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? None. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? None. 

• Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Rosen do E. del Valle, Pe- 
dro Grado, Pedro Vasquez. 3. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? Rosendo E. del Valle, Pedro 
Vasquez, Pedro Grado. 3. Emeterio Qui- 
nones, from the Baptist Church, was recog- 
nized in elder’s orders. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? Ig- 
nacio Escalante. 1. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? None. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? None. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Chihuahua District. 





White Loo'l 
Mem’s. Pr’s. 




86 


Santa Rosalia and San Pablo 

El Paso .’. 

Oginaga 


26 

64 1 

22 1 
59 


Port Davis 


60 1 


Durango District. 

Durango ! 

Nombre de Dios 


317 3 

81 1 
91 1 


Sonora District. 


172 2 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 107. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 122. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 24. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 52. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 573. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $60. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $56. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $478.24. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $102.42. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 5; value, $8,700. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 5 ; value, $9,800. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? MacDonell Institute : Teachers, 3 ; stu- 
dents, 54; value of property, $10,000. Pal- 
more College : Teachers, 4 ; students, 35 ; val- 
ue of property, $12,000. El Paso Seminary : 
Teachers, 3 ; students, 146 : value of property, 
$500. Nogales Seminary: Teachers, 2; stu- 
dents, 40; value of property, $1,200. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Nogales, A. T. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

CHIHUAHUA DISTRICT. 

J. F. Corbin, P. E. 

Chihuahua and Aldama, A. de Leon. 

Santa Rosalia and San Pablo, J. O. Maldo- 
nado. 

El Paso and La Mesu, R. E. del Valle. 

La Luz and Lincoln, Pedro Vasquez. 

Ft. Davis and Presidio, Juan Breto, supply. 
Durango, D. F. Deviatu, J. C. Cavener. 
Cuencame, Pedro Grado. 

Nombre de Dios, Julian Castro. 

SONORA DISTRICT. 

, W. D. King, P. E. 



La a ffi^ 3 :::::: Nogales (English), J. A. Thomas supply. 



Recapitulation. 

■Chihuahua District ... 

Durango “ 

Sonora “ 



Total this year — I 620 

Total last year 



Nogales and Altar, E. Quinones. 

Nogales (English), J. A. Thomas, supply. 
Phoenix and Tempe, R. C. Elliott. 

Bisbee, to be supplied. 

Guaymas, M. Villanado. 

Alamos, to be supplied (by J. Bustamente). 
La Paz, Lower California, to be supplied. * 
Culiacan, Marcos de la Garta. 

Mazatlan and Rosario, H. L. Hernandez. 

•' S. G. Kilgore and Ignacio Escalante trans- 
ferred to the Mexican Border Conference. 

■ I. S. Rivera transferred to the Central 
1 Mexican Conference. 



South Georgia Conference , 1891 , 



SOUTH GEORGIA CONFERENCE. 

Held at Cordele, Ga., December 2-7, 1891. 
Bishop Keener, President; W. C. Lovett, Secretary. 



165 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Herman C. Jones, Charles E. 
Choate, John M. Outler, Robert S. McCord, 
George W. Childress, Jeremy M. Glenn, Wil- 
liam N. Ainsworth, Jesse M. Aldredge, Logan 
TJyz Peebles, Aaron Kelly, Robert M. Wes- 
ley, Mitchell J. Adams, Jefferson D. Sni- 
der. 13. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? R. B. 
Ross, J. Y. Weathers, M. T. Beals, C. E. 
Crawley, -Daniel D. Bateman, Rufus M. 
Allison, George P. Pournelle, Edward L. 
Tucker, George P. Riviere, Wingfield C. 
Brewton, A. J. Bell, G. W. M. Luke, J. A. 
Harmon. 13. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? None. 
Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? John H. Mather, James W. Tin- 
lev, Elliott F. Morgan, John C. Greener, 
Melville A. Morgan. 5. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? J. S. Chapman, 
from the Los Angeles Conference; R. L. 
Wiggins, from the Florida Conference. 2. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
Freeman L. Stokes, Lemuel R. Allison, John 
W. Connor, J. M. Boland, D. F. Miles, Gor- 
don F. Roberts, E. F. Cook, I. C. G. Rabun, 
Oscar B. Chester, C. T. Clark, J. C. Flanders, 
Walter C. Jones, John T. Mims, J. W. Foy, 
T. R. McMichael, T. W. Ellis, H. Stubbs, 
John R. Dickinson, James S. Funderburk, C. 
H. McCord, Jason Shirah, J. C. Parker, B. 
F. Bales, W. E. Vaughn, W. C. Glenn, G. B. 
Culpepper. 26. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? John H. Mather, James 
W. Finley, E. F. Morgan, J. C. Greener, Mel- 
ville A. Morgan. 5. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? J. H. Mather, Melville A. 
Morgan, James W. Tinley. 3. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons ? James William Thompson, George 
H. Walker, Sheffield S. Kemp, Mitchell J. 
Adams, Marion C. Austin, William E. Ar- 
nold, Jefferson D. Snider, William J. Thom- 
as, George P. Riviere, G. P. Pournelle. 10. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? John W. Thompson, G. 

A. Walker, Sheffield S. Kemp, Mitchell J. 
Adams, Marion C. Austin, William E. Ar- 
nold, Jefferson D. Snider, William Jefferson 
Thomas, George P. Pournelle, George P. Ri- 
viere. 10. 



Ques. 12. What traveling preachers am 
elected elders? William E. Mumford, Thom- 
as B. Kemp, James E. Wray, Orson W. 
Branch, Thomas E. Davenport. i 5. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? William E. Mumford, Thom- 
as B. Kemp, James E. Wray, Orson W. 
Branch, Thomas E. Davenport. 5. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders ? John S. Evans, Ovid 0. Latimer. 2. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? John S. Evans, Ovid Oscar 
Latimer. 2. 



Ques. 16. Who are located this year? B. 
W. Huckabee, H. W. Key, G. P. Parker, J. 

B. Culpepper — at their own request. 3. 
Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? S. S. 

Sweet, C. H. Carson, C. J. Toole, W. C. Da- 
vis, T. B. Reams, L. A. Snow, J. W. Burke. 7. 
Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? F. R. 

C. Ellis, W. H. Thomas, S. G. Childs, T. B. 
Lanier, W. F. Bearden, W. F. Roberts, W. S. 
Baker, Charles A. Moore, John M. Marshall, 
McK. T. McCook, P. C. Harris, J. B. Ward- 
law, W. M. Watts, T. K. Leonard, R. B. Les- 
ter, J. J. Giles, W. T. McMichael. 17. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? None. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Savannah District. 





White 

Mem’s. 


Colored 

Mem’s. 


Loe*l 

Pr'». 




667 






Wesley Monumental 


508 


1 


1 




125 




1 


New Houston....'. 


350 

232 






Guyton Station 






Eden Circuit 


338 


1 


2 




390 


1 






1 




589 




2 




199 


2 


1 




254 






Milfen Circuit 


381 








264 




1 


Scarbo'ro Circuit 


191 








504 




1 


"Louisville and Davisboro 


198 






Statesboro Circuit 


300 




3 


Bullock Mission 


179 




3 


Hinton Circuit 


542 


2 


4 










7,082 


fa 


21 



166 



South Georgia Conference , 1891. 



I I il 



hi 

i 



r 



II 



Macon District. 


White 

Mein’s. 


Colored 

Mem’s. 


Valdosta District. 

Loc’l 

Pr’s. 


White 

Mem's. 


Colored 

Mem's. 


T.oc’l 

Pr’s. 


Macon: Mulberry Street 


814 




4 V aldosta 


245 






First Street 


729 




1 Adel Circuit 


376 




2 




80 




Greenfield Mission 


421 




3 




333 




Branch Circuit 


242 




4 




350 




Alapaha Circuit 


273 




2 




223 




Sycamore Circuit 


245 




1 




398 




4 Lowndes Circuit 


430 




2 


Sandy Run 


57 




Ashburn and Warwick Mission.... 


480 




2 




434 




3 Cordele 


145 




1 


Manchester Mission 


65 




Worth Mission 


312 




2 




432 




1 Willaeoochee and Mission 


221 








214 




1 Roberts Circuit 


373 


1 


2 


Fort Valiev 


313 




1 Abbeville Circuit 


144 








374 




Seville Circuit 


517 




5 




270 






280 




1 




434 





Quitman Circuit 


209 








628 




2 Brooks Circuit 


430 




2 


Vienna Circuit 


496 




1 Douglas Circuit 


584 




3 










32 








ft Ail 




18 ^ 










7 


5,959 


1 


32 



Columbus District. 



Columbus: St. Luke 

St. Paul 

Broad Street 

Rose Hill 

East Highlands and Midway . 

Cataula Circuit 

Hamilton Circuit 

Talbotton 

Talbot Circuit 

Central Circuit 

Geneva Circuit 

Butler and Reynolds 

Howard Circuit 

Crowell Circuit 

Buena Vista Circuit 

Marion Circuit 

Cusseta Circuit 



800 

492 

452 

184 

100 

489 

417 

218 

326 

392 

482; 

220 

257 

324 

350 

431 

290 



6,174 



1 \ 

z\ 

2 



Eastman District. 

Eastman 

Cochran Circuit 

Dempsey Circuit 

McRae Circuit 

Rhine Circuit 

Jacksonville Circuit 

Towns Circuit 

Lumber City and Spring Hill.... 

Mt. Vernon Circuit 

Graham 

Baxley 

Sterling Mission 

Reidsville Circuit 

Eason Mission 

Altamaha 

Odum Mission 



1891 

350 

807 

493 

373 

469 

428 

463 

531 

380 

788 

317 

757 

116 

413 

228 



7,102 



ll 14 



Brunswick District. 



Americas District. 



Americus: First Church 

Second Church and Mission 

Sumter Circuit 

La Crosse Circuit 

Ellaville Circuit 

Oglethorpe Circuit 

Magnolia Circuit 

Sumter Mission..... 

Weston Circuit 

Dawson and Georgetown 

Brownwood Circuit 

Terrell Circuit 

Shellman Circuit 

Cuthbert Circuit 

Spring Vale Circuit 

Fort Gaines Circuit 

Lumpkin and Richland 

Florence Circuit 



422 

277 

318 

200 

397 
337 
520 

46 
302 
433 
342; 
323 1 
407 
377 

398 
419 
316 
263 



Brunswick: First Church. 

McKendree 

W aycross 

Blackshear Mission 

Bickley Circuit 

Jesup and Johnston 

Hinesville Circuit 

Taylor’s Creek Circuit 

Darien Station 

•Tonesville Mission 

St. Mary’s 

Bryan Mission 

Hortense Mission 

Camden Circuit 

South Camden Mission 

Homerville Mission 

Statenville and Mission .... 

Waresboro 

Duke Mission 

Trader’s Hill Mission 



395 

108 

478 

241 

260 

173 

160 

314 

68 

180 

110 

254 

180 

247 

123 

267| 

388: 

302 

173 

80 



.40 



1 


6,097' 


1> 


16 


1 


4,501 | 


1 22 


Thomasville District. 




Sandersville Distrii 


cf. 

305 




1 




460 




3 


Warthen Circuit 


330 








247 




1 


Gibson Mission 


473 




3 




237 






Washington Circuit 


425 








156 




1 


New Hope Circuit 


409 








452 




5 


Wrightsville and Mission Ridge... 


182 




2 




399 




2 


Arline Circuit 


475 




5 




633 




5 


Corinth Circuit .*. 


276 








371 




1 


Lovett Circuit 


390 




3 




175 




1 


Dublin and Mission 


145 








263 






Summertown Mission 


406 




1 




280 




1 


Swainsboro Circuit 


937 




5 




134 






Irwinton Circuit 


376 




2 




313 




i 


Gordon Circuit 


461 




2 




422 




i 


Brewton Circuit 


417 




2 




124 




i 


Jeffersonville Circuit 


478 








406 




4 


Regnant Circuit 


330 1 



















L 



5, 0721 



27 



6,815 



3ti 



South Georgia Conference , 1891, 



167 



Recapitulation. 



Savannah District 
Macon “ 

Columbus u 
Americus “ 
Thomasville “ 
Valdosta “ 
Eastman “ 
Brunswick “ 

. Sandersville “ 



White 


Colored 


Loci 


Mein's. 


Mem's. 


Pr's. 


7,082 


6 


21 


6,644 




18 


6,174 


1 


14 


6,097 


1 


16 


5,072 




27 


5,959 


i 


32 


7,102 




40 


4,501 




22 


6,815 




30 


55,446 


9 


220 


150,804 


7 


211 



Jefferson, J. D. Mandlin. 

Louisville and Davisboro, G. C. Thompson. 
Statesboro, J. C. Flanders. 

Bullock Mission, to be supplied. 

Hinton, R. F. Evans. 

MACON DISTRICT. 

J. 0. A. Clarke , P. E. 

Macon : Mulberry Street, J. P. McFerrin ; S. 
S. Sweet, Sup. 

First Street, T. M. Christian ; C. J. Toole, 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 1,919. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 3,192. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 583. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 3,656. < 



Sup. 

Vineville, J. E. Wray. 

East Macon, J. W. Weston. 

Centenary, 0. B. Chester and J. W. Burns; 

W. C. Davis, Sup. 

Grace, W. A. Ainsworth. 

South Macon Mission, E. J. Burch. 

Bibb Circuit, T. E. Davenport. 

Manchester Mission, H. C. Jones. 

Byron Circuit, T. D. Strong. 

Hawkinsville, J. W. Simmons. 



Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday ' Fort Valley, J. 0. A. Cook. 

1 1 . .1 .1 n rkA r\rm^ " Hr _ 1 1 _ _ fll _ 1 1 *■ i 



school scholars? 28,272. v Marshall ville and Montezuma, K. Reid. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for Perry, N. D. Morehouse, 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- % Knoxville Circuit, T. R. McMichael. 
ows and orphans of preachers? $7,863.75. 4 Snow Circuit, T. I. Neese. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the Vienna Circuit, T. W. Darley. 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- *' Henderson Circuit, J. T. Ainsworth, 
plied? $5,627.44. Applied to claimants. 0 Commissioner of Education, W. M. Hayes. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for % Wesleyan Female College, W. C. Bass, Pres- 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $12,334.99 ; Do- ident. 

mestic Missions, $6,499.47. Total, $18,834.46. \ American Bible Society, H. P. Myers, Dis- 
Ques. 30. What has been contributed for > trict Superintendent. 

■Church Extension? $2,501.65. 4 Orphans’ Home, L. B. Payne, Superintend- 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what -5 ent; F. A. Branch, Agent, 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 2 Western Christian Advocate, T. T. Christian, 
Number, 550; value, $690,046.27. Assistant Editor. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- COLUMBUS DISTRICT. 

be rw 5 AS 8 ?' a « i t *• J.B. McGhee, P. E. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 



Assistant Editor. 



is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- COLUMBUS DISTRICT. 

bC Jw ; AwS 50 ' a +• l f *• J - B - McGhee, P. E. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 

tics ? Collected for endowment of Emory, v. Columbus : St. Luke, J. B. Johnston. 



$4,835.32. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Columbus, Ga. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

SAVANNAH DISTRICT. 

W. C. Lovett, P. E. 

Savannah: Trinity, A. J. Darrell. 

Wesley Monumental, C. E. Dowman; C. 

H. Carson, Sup. 

City Mission, J. H. Mather. 

New Houston, G. S. Johnston. 

Guyton, J. M. Austin. 

Eden, G. P. Riviere. 

Springfield, W. D. McGregor. 

Burke, J. W. Arnold. 

Syl vania, W. J. Flanders. 

Bethel, J. M. Foster. 



Waynesboro, B. Anthony. 
• Millen, J. S. Jordan. 



Wadlev and Bartow, J. O. Langston. 
Scarboro, W. J. Stallings. 



St. Paul and Pearce, J. W. Domingos. 

Rose Hill, D. F. Riley. 

East Highlands and Midway, J. G. Harri- 
son. 

Catawba, I. F. Griffith. 

Hamilton Circuit, M. B. Ferrell. 

Talbotton, O. A. Thrower. 

Talbot Circuit, W. C. Wade. 

Prattsburg Circuit, L. R. Allison. 

Waverly Circuit, J. B. Grimes. 

Geneva Circuit, R. M. Allison. 

Butler Circuit, J. T. Mims. 

Cedar Greek, to be supplied (by S.E. Allison). 
Buena Vista, G. C. Clarke. 

Marion Circuit, G. T. Roberts, a 

Cusseta, J. M. Boland. 

W. P. Harrison, Book Editor. 

AMERICUS DISTRICT. 

• E. H. McGehee, P. E. 

Americus: First Church, A. M. Williams. 

Second Church, C. W. Snow. 

Lacrosse Circuit, W. W. Tidwell. 






168 



South Georgia Conference, 1891. 



Ellaville, C. H. Branch. 

Oglethorpe Circuit, Wesley Lane. 

Magnolia Circuit, C. T. Clarke. 

Sumter and Mission, D. R. McWilliams and 
A. H. Ogletree. 

Richland, G. B. Culpepper. 

Dawson and Georgetown, E. M. Whiting. 
Brownwood Circuit, S. W. Stubbs. 

Terrell Circuit, W. T. Clark. 

Shellman Circuit, H. M. Morrison. 

Cuthbert, H. R. Felder. 

Randolph, to be supplied (by J. S. West). 
Springvale, C. E. Crawley. 

Fort Gaines, N. Stubbs. 

Lumpkin, H. C. Brewton. 

Florence, J. T. Lowe. 

Andrew Female College, P. S. Twitty. ' 

‘ THOMASYILLE DISTRICT. 

J. 0. Branch, P. E. 

Thomasville, A. M. Wynn ; T. B. Reams, Sup. 
Albany, W. J. Robertson. 

Attapulgus, M. A. Phillips. 

Bainbridge, W. W. Stewart. 

Boston Circuit, W. E. Mumford. 

Blakely Circuit, W. F. Nixson. 

Cain Circuit, D. D. Bateman. 

Camilla Circuit, W. C. Jones and R. S. Mc- 
Cord. 

Decatur, J. M. Glenn. 

Leary, to be supplied (by J. S. C. Glenn). 
Whigham, to be supplied (by W. R. Talley). 
Pelham, J. S. Funderburk. 

Pierce Circuit, J. M. Outler. 

Sumner, E. L. Padrick. 

Pond Town Mission, W. C. Bruton. 

VALDOSTA DISTRICT. 

J. P. WarcUaw, P. E. 

Valdosta, B. F. Breedlove. 

Adel Circuit, S. N. Brown. 

Greenfield Mission, A. Kelly. 

Branch Circuit, to be supplied (by J. D. 
Clark). 

Alapaha, P. N. Crumpler. 

Sycamore, J. W. Conyers. 

liowndes, to be supplied (by J. M. Hendry). 

Ashburn, R. M. Booth. 

Harmony Grove Mission, E. L. Tucker. 
Cordele, 0. W. Branch. 

Worth, to be supplied (by J. J. Williams). 
Willacoochee Circuit, J. Shirah. 

Roberts Circuit, J. S. Chapman. 

Abbeville, J. W. Foy. 

Seville Mission, L. U. Peeples. 

Crisp Circuit, C. H. McCord. 

Quitman, J. M. Lovett. 

Brooks, J. W. Childress. 

Douglas Circuit, W. L. Carter. 

Irwinville Mission, J. V. Weathers. 

EASTMAN DISTRICT. 

J. D. Anthony, P. E 

Eastman, B. S. Sentell. 

Cochran Circuit, C. D. Adams. 



Dempsey Circuit, E. D. Phillips; one to be 
supplied (by J. W. Pope). 

McRea, W. A. Huckabee. 

Rhine Circuit, to be supplied (by G. W. 
Pharr). 

Jacksonville Circuit, G. W. M. Luke. 

Scotland Circuit, M. J. Adams. 

Springhill and Lumber City, R. L. Wig-- 
gins. 

. Mt. Vernon, J. S. Lewis. 

1 Graham Circuit, A. H. Olmstead. 

Boxley Circuit, G. B. Allison. 

Reidsville Circuit, E. A. Sanders. 

Wiggston Gircuit, D. F. Miles. 

Altamaha Circuit, W. M. C. Conley. 

Odum Mission, to be supplied (by W. T. 
Rea). 

Glenwood Mission, C. C. Hines. 

Bellville Circuit, R. M. Wesley. 

Spring Hill District High School, Y. W, 
Ellis. 

BRUNSWICK DISTRICT. 

O. G. N. MacDoneU, P. E. 

Brunswick : First Church, J. A. Thompson. 

McKendree Mission, E. F. Cook. 

Waycross, G. W. Mathews. 

Blackshear Mission, M. F. Beals. 

Bickley Circuit, to be supplied (by D. Morris 
son). 

Jesup and Johnston, J. R. Owens. 

Hinesville Circuit, J. W. Smiley. 

Taylor’s Creek, J. P. Dickenson. 

Darien, J. S. Ryder. 

Jonesyille Mission, J. J. Bell. 

St. Mary’s, T. B. Kemp. 

Bryan Mission, J. C. Griner. 

Hortense Mission, G. P. Pournelle. 

Camden, R. B. Ross. 

South Camden, J. C. Parker. 

Homerville Mission, A. H.-Bazemore; one to > 
be supplied (by H. Pafford). 

Statesville, F. L. Stokes. 

Waresboro, W. C. Glenn. 

Duke’s Mission, to be supplied (by M. C. 
Austin). 

Trader’s Hill Mission, W. J. Meadors. 

SANDERSVILLE DISTRICT. 

/. W. Hinton, P. E. 

Sandersville and Lewisville, H. A. Hodges. 
Warthen Circuit, E. F. Morgan. 

Gibson Circuit, to be supplied (by G. T. 
Flanders). 

Washington Circuit, I. F. Casey. 

New Hope Circuit, C. E. Boland. 
Wrightsville, M. A. Morgan. 

Arline Circuit, F. W. Flanders. 

Corinth Circuit, to be supplied (by W. K. 
Methvin). 

Lovett Circuit, to be supplied (by R. W. 
Bugg). 

Brewton, J. Carr. 

Dublin Mission, W. F. Smith. 

Summertown Mission, C. T. Bickley. 



East Texas Conference , 1891 . 



Swainsboro Circuit, H. C. Fentress. 
Stillmore Mission, J. D. Snider. 

Irwinton, J. A. Harmon; L. A. Snow, Sup. 
Gordon Circuit, C. E. Choate. 
Jeffersonville, I. G. C. Rabun. 

Regnant, J. M. Aldredge. 

Allentown Mission, E. Bales. 



Nannie Lou Warthen Institute, M. A. Mor- 
gan, Principal. 

W. T. Etheredge and W. E. Vaughn trans- 
ferred to the Los Angeles Conference. 

E. A. Carraway transferred to the North- 
west Texas Conference. 



EAST TEXAS CONFERENCE. 

Held at Henderson, Tex., December 9-14, 1891. 
Bishop Fitzgerald, President; L. M. Fowler, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. James W. Bridges, W. D. Lum, 
Wiltz W. Watts, Homer W. Bowman, Ellis 
Smith, James W. Cullen, Jas. B. Luker. 7. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? G. B. 
Haynes, T. B. Vinson, T. W. Boynton, A J. 
Weeks, S. N. Allen, W. H. Dean, J. C. Box, 
L. A. Webb, J. W. Griffin. 9. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? Charles 
Pressley. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? Charles B. Smith. 1. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? W. H. LeFevre. 1. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
0. C. Fontaine, E. R. Large, J. L. Wyche, 

V. A. Godbey. 4. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Charles B. Smith. 1. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Charles B. Smith. 1. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? J. W. Griffin, W. W. Watts, J. W. 
Sanford, C. S, Baker, T. J. Watson, James 

W. Cullen. 6. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? W. W. Watts, J. W. San- 
ford, C. S. Baker, T. J. Watson, James W. 
Cullen. 5. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? H. G. Scudday, J. D. Burke, 
W. P. Pledger, J. M. Porter, Wm. Sproule. 5. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? H. G. Scuddav, J. D. Burke, 
W. P. Pledger, J. M. Porter, W. Sproule. 5. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? S. N. Allen, Thomas McKnight. 2. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? S. N. Allen, Thomas Mc- 
Knight. 2. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 

None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? W. 



A. Sampey, R. W. Thompson, J. B. Hall, A_ 
D. Parks. 4. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? H. M. 
Booth, R. Minafee, M. Donegan, W. N. Bon- 
ner, A. G. Scruggs, W. H. Ardis. 6. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? R. M. Kirby. 1. 

R. M. Kirby was born in the State of Ten- 
nessee about 1814; he was received into the 
Tennessee Annual Conference in 1841 ; trans- 
ferred to the Arkansas Conference in 1844; 
transferred to the East .Texas Conference in 
or about 1854. He was a member of this 
Conference for thirty-seven years. Brother 
Kirby was a man of some eccentricities, of 
great earnestness, abounding in zeal, and 
was a good gospel preacher. He labored 
mostly on missions, and sometimes walked 
to his appointments. He was a faithful, la- 
borious traveling preacher. He died at his 
home last June, and his funeral obsequies 
were conducted by Rev. William Sproule. 
He leaves a wife and five children as a leg- 
acy to the Church he served. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? * 

Marshall District. 



Mem- Loo’t 
bers. Pr's. 

Marshall Station 448 2 

Marshall Mission 188 

Harrison Circuit 220 

De Berry Circuit 262 1 

Centennial Mission 143 2 

Hallville Circuit 390 1 

Longview Station 270 3 

Kilgore Circuit 855 2 



170 



East Texas Conference, 1891. 



Marshall District (Continued). 





Mem- 

bers. 


Loo’l 

Pr’s. 


■Church Hill Circuit 


4&s 


4 


Henderson Station 


189 


1 


Henderson Circuit 


220 


2 


Beckville Circuit 


505 


1 






Tyler District. 

Tyler Station 


1 3,671 
573 


1 19 

1 


Tvler Mission 


185 




Tvler Circuit 


737 


2 


Mineola Station 


202 


1 


Lindale Circuit 


446 


1 


Canton Circuit 


299 


2 


Grand Saline Cii'cuit 


447 


3 


Edom Circuit 


713 


2 


Athens and Malakoff 


254 


1 


Larissa Circuit 


565 


1 


New York Circuit 


637 


2 


Lawndale Mission 


406 


1 


"Troup and Overton 


526 


3 








5,990 


20 



Palestine District. 

Palestine Station 

Palestine Mission .. 

Kickapoo Circuit 

Augusta Circuit 

Grapeland Circuit 

■Crockett Station . 

Cfockett Circuit 

Trinity Circuit 

Alto Circuit 

Homer Circuit 

Busk Station 

Jacksonville Station 

Jacksonville Mission 

Lufkin Station 



451 

304 

m 

309 

152 

386 

454 

712 

500 

322 

293 

149 

213 

195 



3 

8 

1 

1 

2 

3 

2 

2 

5 

2 

1 

1 

2 

1 



V 



San Augustine District. 



4,839 



29 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 838. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,474. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 207. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 1,291. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 10,113. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $1,500. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $1,357. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $3,661.70; Do- 
mestic Missions, $1,438.10. Total, $5,099.80. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $1,569, 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 21 3£; value, $216,209. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 46; value, $34,150. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Alexander Institute : Teachers, 5 ; stu- 
dents, 160. Collected for education, $528.60. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference he held? Nacogdoches, Tex. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 



San Augustine and Sexton 

Melrose Circuit 

Center and Thompson 

Center Circuit 

Shelbyville Circuit 

Carthage Circuit 

Mt. Enterprise Circuit 

Nacogdoches and Garrison, 

Hemphill Mission 

Geneva Circuit 

Linn Flat Circuit 

Teneha Circuit 

Mur vail Mission 

Martinsville Mission 



Beaumont District. 

Beaumont Station 

Orange Station 

Jasper Station I 

Jasper Circuit 

Livingston Circuit 

Woodville Circuit 

Moscow Circuit 

Orange Circuit 

Burkville Circuit ..... 

Sunset Circuit 

Colmesneil Circuit 

Liberty Circuit 

Sabine Pass Mission 



Recapitulation. 

Marshall District 

Tyler “ 

Palestine “ 

San Augustine “ 

Beaumont “ 

Total this year 

Total last year 

Increase 



140 


1 


672 


7 


303 


2 


517 


3 


544 


6 


216 




639 


2 


216 




420 


2 


498 


2 


308 


2 


232 


3 


216 


3 


259 


4 


5,180 


37 


270 


4 


283 


1 


78 




346 


3 


201 


1 


350 


1 


242 


3 


601 


2 


385: 3 


97 


1 


130 


1 


269, 


45 


1 


3,297 


21 


3,671 


19 


5.99C 


20 


4,839 


29 


5.18C 


37 


3,297 


21 


22,977 


126 


21,44f 


123 






1,524 


3 



MARSHALL DISTRICT. 

John Adams, P. E. 

Marshall Station, I. S. Mathis ; R. W. Thomp* 
son, Sup. 

Marshall Mission, W. W. Watts. 

Harrison Circuit, J. W, Lively. 

DeBerry Circuit, T. B. Vinson. 

Hallville Circuit, G. B. Hines. 

Longview Station, L. M. Fowler. 

Kilgore Circuit, J. M. Smith ; J. B. Hall, Sup. 
Church Hill Circuit, to he supplied (by A. 
A. Wagnon). 

Henderson Station, John A. Smith. 
Henderson Circuit, J. W. Bridges. 

Beckville Circuit, W. W. McAnally. . 
Texas Christian Advocate, James Campbell, 
Editor. 

Alexander Institute, W. H. LeFevre, Finan- 
cial Agent. 

TYLER DISTRICT. 

T. P. Smith, P. E. 

Tyler Station, D. F. C.. Timmons. 

Tyler City Mission, R. S. Finley. 

Tyler Circuit D. W. Towns. 

Mineola Station, W. P. Pledger. 

Lindale Circuit, O. C. Fontaine. 

Canton Circuit, D. P. Cullen. 

Grand Saline Circuit, E. R. Large. 

Edom Circuit, S. N. Allen. 

Athens and Malakoff, J. C. Calhoun. 



Mexican Border Mission Conference, 1891. 171 



New York Circuit, J. M. Mills. 
Lawndale Mission, J. W. Griffin. 
Larissa Circuit, J. B. Luker. 
White House Circuit, T. T. Booth. 
Troupe and Overton, C. H. Smith. 



PALESTINE DISTRICT. 

J. T. Smith, P. E. 

Palestine Station, H. G. Scudday ; W. A. Sam- 
pey, Sup. 

Elkhart Mission, T. W. Boynton. 

Kickapoo Circuit, J. Helpenstell. 

Augusta Circuit, V. J* \V eeks. 

Grapeland Circuit, J. R. Richie (supply). 
Crockett Station, J. L. Dawson. 

Crockett Circuit, J. N. Warren. 

Trinity and Groveton, Y. A. Godbey, 
Sharon Mission, J. M. McCarter. 

Alto Circuit, G. W. Riley. • 

New Birmingham Mission, Ellis Smith. 
Homer Circuit, C. B. Smith. 

Lufkin Station, J. C. Box. 

Rusk Station, J. W. Johnson. 

Jacksonville Station, A. Little. 

Trinity River Mission, D. C. Neel (supply). 



SAN AUGUSTINE DISTRICT. 

A. J. Frick , P. E. 

San Augustine and Sexton, L. A. Webb. 

San Augustine Mission, H. W. Bowmen. 
Melrose Circuit, G. W. Langley ; A. D. Parks, 
Sup. 

Central and Thompson, C. F. Smith. 

Center Circuit, J. D. Burke. 

Shelby ville Circuit, L. A. Burk. 



Carthage Station, W. H. Crawford. 

Mendon Circuit, G. R. Hughes. 

Nacogdoches and Garrison, Leon Sonfield. 
Hemphill Circuit, L. F. Smith. 

Lynn Flat Circuit, J. S. Wilson (supply). 
Teneha Circuit, W. L. Pate. 

Murvall Mission, E. T. Bridges (supply). 
Martinsville Mission, E. T. Brasher. 

BEAUMONT DISTRICT. 

F. J. Browning , P. E. 

Beaumont Station, C. H. Ellis. 

Beaumont Mission, T. G. Watson (supply). 
Orange Station, G. Y. Ridley. 

Jasper Station, L. C. Ellis. 

Jasper Circuit, J. C. Burgamy (supply). 
Livingston Circuit, J. C. H. McKnight. 
Wood ville Circuit, J. L. Wyche. 

Colmesneil Circuit, J. M. Porter. 

Moscow Circuit, J. W. Cullen. 

Orange Circuit, T. M. Pledger (supply). 
Sunset Circuit, 0. A. Shook (supply). 
Liberty Circuit, W. H. Dean. 

Burkeville Circuit, W. D. Lum. 

M. D. Long transferred to the Indian Mis 
sion Conference. 

G. A. LeClere transferred to the Texas 
Conference, and stationed at Willis. 

William Sproule transferred to the North- 
west Texas Conference. 

C. H. Gregory transferred to the White 
River Conference. 

W. T. Keith transferred to the Texas Con- 
ference, and stationed at Velasco. 

E. S. Boyd transferred to the North Texas 
Conference. 



MEXICAN BOEDER MISSION CONFERENCE. 
[Held at Laredo, Tex., November 5-9, 1891. > 



Bishop Haygqod, President; 

Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Manuel C. Perez, Antonio Hoesch, 
Carlos Cantu, Felipe Galvan. 4. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Andres 
Osuna, Pedro Armendariz. 2. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? Pedro 
Ehlers. 1. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection? B. G. Marsh, M. V. Pineda. 2. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? David W. Carter, 
T. del Valle, S. G. Kileore, H. T. Ethridge, 
J. J. Mercado. 5. 



T. del Valle, Secretary. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
C. Quesenberry, J. M. Chavez. 2. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? M. V. Pineda. 1. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? M. V. Pineda. 1. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Matias Villareal. 1. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Matias Villareal. 1. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? H. T. Ethridge. 1. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? H. T. Ethridge. 1. 







I 



172 Mexican Border Mission Conference , 1891. 



Ques. 14. What local preachers are elect- 
ed elders ? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
None. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary ? None. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? None. 

Ques. 19. What p.eachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? Elias Robertson. 1. 

Elias Robertson was born in Polk Coun- 
ty, la., February 11, 1853; and died in San 
Antonio, Tex., June 18, 1891. When a 
child he was taken by his parents in 1856 
to Missouri, and from there to Panora, la., 
in 1863, where he first felt called to preach 
while listening to a sermon preached at the 
funeral of his eldest sister, Florence. The 
same year his parents returned to Missouri. 
Thence they came in 1867 to Collin County, 
Tex. Here, on the first Sunday in August, 
1874, at Bethel Church, Bethel Circuit, Dal- 
las District, he was converted to God under 
the preaching of Rev. H. W. South, but did 
not join the Church until in May, 1875. 
Thereafter he frequently led the prayer 
meeting, and was licensed to exhort July 
29, 1876. On May 25, 1878, he was licensed 
to preach by H. W. Hughes, and was recom- 
mended for admission on trial into the 
North Texas Conference at its session held 
at Terrell, from which Conference he was 
sent by Bishop Keener to Grape Vine Mis- 
sion, and was returned to it the following 
year. In August of the next year he felt 
himself called to the work of a foreign mis- 
sionary. The Board of Missions accepted 
and recommended him for appointment in 
the Mexican Border Mission. In 1880 he 
was appointed to the American Mission in 
Laredo, Tex., which he faithfully served, 
studying Spanish in the meantime, In 1881 
he was in charge of the American Mission 
at Del Rio, Tex., and still diligently studied 
Spanish. In 1882 he was sent to Monclova-, 
Mex., but sickness caused him to leave be- 
fore the end of the year. In 1883 he was 
presiding elder of the San Diego District, 
and in 1884 of the Monterey District, but 
was compelled to leave Mexico again by 
reason of feeble health, and thence to the 
end he was on the supernumerary and su- 
perannuated list. He was Treasurer of the 
Border Conference from 1886 to 1890. In 
1884 he was married to Miss Lizzie Hender- 
shot, teacher of the mission school at Mon- 
terey, Mex. He was a man of very temper- 
ate habits, and enjoyed the peace of God in 
his soul. He was a devoted and faithful 
missionary to the end, and when no longer 
able to preach he labored with his pen. He 
translated into Spanish a “ Manual of Holi- 
ness,” compiled and translated “ Perfect 
Love,” and wrote “The Human Heart.” 
These little books he published at his own 
expense. He was a man of conservative 
character, calm and sound judgment, steady 



and cheerful experience. He leaves a wid- 
ow and one child. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 



Monterey District. 





Whit* 

Mem’s. 


Loo’l 

Pr's. 


Monterey 


38 


5 


Saltillo./. 


22 


1 


San Francisco 


33 


1 


Hu aj nco 


2 


I 


Cadereyta 


33 


1 




39 


3 


Laredo 


174 


4 


• 


336 


16 


San Antonio District. 


San Antonio 


81 


2 


Lodi 


180 


2 


Medina and Bandera 


93 


1 


San Marcos 


51 




Austin 


33 




Corpus Christi 


24 




San'Diego 


88 




Bastrop/. 


15 


1 




671 


6 


Tamaulipas District. 






Camargo : 


43 i 




Mier 


74 


2 


Agualeguas 


| 23 





Cerralvo 


12 




Rio de San Juan 


25 


1 


Reynosa 


72 






1 249 


3 


Mondova District. 






Porflrio Diaz 


92 


1 




22 






16 




Cuatro Cienegas..... 


13 




Zaragoza ancfGuerero 


72 




Del Rio 


127 


1 




1 342 


2 


Recapitulation. 


Monterey District : 


336 


16 


San Antonio “ 


571 


6 


Tamaulipas “ 


249 


3 


Monclova “ 


342 


2 


Total this year 


1,498 


27 


Total last year 


1,389 


19 


Increase 


109 


8 



Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 165. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 140. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 59. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 110. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 1,195. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $100. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $83.36. Kept on deposit. 




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Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $545.67. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $186.68. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 14; value, $21,215. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 5 ; value, $2,050. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational sta- 
tistics? English College (Saltillo): Teach- 
ars, 5; students, 100; value of property, 
$6,000. Villa de Fuentes School: Teacher, 
1 ; students, 37. Border Institute: Teachers, 
2; students, 60; value of property, $700. 
Laredo Seminary: Teachers, 13; students, 
310 ; value of property, $40,000. South west- 
ern University : Teachers, 17; students, 412; 
value of property, $123,000. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? San Marcos, Tex. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

MONTEREY DISTRICT. 

8. G. Kilgore, P. E. 

Monterey, Andres Osuna; one to be sup- 
plied (by S. Torres). 

Monterey (English), B. G. Marsh. 

Saltillo, C. J. Quesenberry. 

San Francisco, to be supplied (by M. Pompa). 
Villaldama, E. Chavez. 

Huajuco and Cadereyta, to be supplied (by 
U. Osuna). 

Lampazos, B. Soto. 

Laredo, A. R. Cardenas. 



SAN ANTONIO DISTRICT. 

D. W. Carter , P. E. 

San Antonio, Santos Romo. 

Lodi, to be supplied (by M. Villareal). 
Medina and Bandera, J. P. Rodriguez. 

San Marcos and Luling, P. G. Verduzco. | 
Austin, T. del Valle. 

Corpus Christi, E. Rodriguez. 

San Diego, M. San Miguel. 

TAMAULIPAS DISTRICT. 

A. San Miguel, P. E. 

Camargo and Rio Grande City, P. M. Ar- 
mendariz. 

Mier and Guerrero, M. Trevifio. 

Agualeguas, M. V. Pineda. 

Cerralvo, J. M. Chavez. 

Rio de San Juan, Carlos Cantu. 

Reynosa, M. C. Perez. 

MONCLOVA DISTRICT. 

S. TafoUa, P. E. 

Porfirio Diaz, L. Gomez. 

Monclova, J. Acosta. 

San Buenaventura, A. Hoesch. 

Cuatro Cienegas, J. J. Mercado. 

Muzquiz, to be supplied (by G. Hinojosa). 
Allende, C. A. Rodriguez. 

Del Rio, F. N. Galvan. 

S. G. Kilgore, Mission Treasurer. 

A. H. Sutherland transferred to the Cen- 
tral Mexico Mission Conference. 



FLORIDA CONFERENCE. , ^ ' 
Held at Tampa, Fla., January 6 - 11 , 1891 . " ■ 
Bishop Granbery, President ; F. Pasco, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Charles B. Ames, James W. Brad- 
ford, J. L. Jones, Samuel A. McCook, John 
A. Hendry, William B. Tresca, G. W. Gate- 
wood, William A. Conoly, Edward W. Bar- 
rington, Asbury S. Whedon, Miguel J . Perez, 
William C. Norton, Josephus P. .Deluance, 
John Beers. 14. \ • 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? Charles 
F. Blackburn, A. O. Brown, E. J. Gates, H. 
Hice, J. W. Henson, S. G. Meadows, A. E. 
Pierce, S. W. Lawler, A. D. Penney, E. K. 
Whidden, C. S. Claridy, F. M. C. Eads, J. P. 



Abbott, John B. Davis, C. A. Moya, A. W. J. 
Beers. 16. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? C. M. 
Tillman, J. H. Riggs. 2. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into fall con- 
nection ? John A. White, Alpheus W. Mann, 
Thomas G. Lang, Mahlon H. Outland, J. H. 
Vann, Thomas H. Sistrunk, Thomas S. Hu- 
bert, H. A. H. Crumpton, William Scott, C. 
C. Temple. 10. 

Ques. 5. Who are readmitted? None. 
Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? R. A. Holloway* 



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F. A. Taylor, from the Southwest Missouri 
Conference ; D. D. Warlick, from the Indian 
Mission Conference. *3. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
F. E. Shipp, J. A. Howland, B. T. Rape, J. 
C. Sale, William A. Brown, B. F. Mason, W. 
J. J. Whidden, James S. Barnett. 8. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? John A. White, Alpheus 
M. Mann, Thomas G. Lang, Mahlon H. Out- 
land, Thomas H. Sistrunk. 5. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? J. A. White, A. M. Mann, 
T. G. Lang, T. H. Sistrunk, M. H. Outland. 5. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Calvin S. Claridy, Arthur D. Pen- 
ney, John P. Bessent, Wightman F. Melton, 
Edgar M. Forrest, Charles 0. Curry, George 
W. Gatewood, James M. Dieffenwierth, Dan- 
iel T. Mullen. 9. 

Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? C. S. Claridy, A. D. Pen- 
ney, W. F. Melton, C. O. Curry, J. M. Dief- 
fenwierth, D. T. Mullen, G. W. Gatewood. 7. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
elected elders? Thomas L. Strickland, Jer- 
emiah L. Rast, Ira S. Patterson, Albert M. 
Daiger, Charles W. Inneman, Walter S. Mc- 
Mannin. 6. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders? T. L. Strickland, J. L. Rast, 
I. S. Patterson, A. M. Daiger, C. W. Inne- 
man, W. J. McMannin. 6. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders ? None. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? A. 
0. Hiscock, George W. Forrest. 2. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? E. F. 
Gates, G. Taylor, C. S. Bird, J. A. Giddens, 
G. J. Kennedy. 5. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? J. G. 
Graham, A. Johnson, W. R. Johnson, W. G. 
Boothe, A. Peeler, J. E. Neal, R. Stock, J. D. 
Rogers, W. Scott, A. A. Robinson, E. L. T. 
Blake, S. Woodbery. 12. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? E. G. Chandler. 1. (No 
memoir). 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 
Their names were called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? White members, 20,497; colored 
members, 15 ; local preachers, 159. (No de- 
tails). 

Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 960.- 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 914. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday 
schools? 311. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday 
school teachers? 1,752. 



Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday 
school scholars? 12,228. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $2,900. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied? $2,488.97. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $3,332.45; Do- 
mestic Missions, $2,351 .99. Total, $5,684.44. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension? $879.42. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church edifices? 
Number, 254; value, $284,818. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages? Num- 
ber, 67 ; value, $59,770. 

> Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Florida Conference College: Professors, 
9; students, 148; value of property, $10,500. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Ocala, Fla. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

TALLAHASSEE DISTRICT. 

E. J. Holmes, P. E. 

Tallahassee, W. M. Poage. 

Leon Circuit, L. W. Moore. 

Monticello, T. C. Bradford. 

Jefferson Circuit, J. H. Vann. 

Madison and Ellaville, G. D. Turner. 
Madison Circuit, W. H. F. Robarts. 

Moseley Hall and Greenville, R.M. Williams. 
Taylor Mission, T. M. White. 

Waukeenah Circuit, J. W. Bradford. 
Wakulla Circuit, J. S. Barnett. 

Concord Circuit, C. B. Ames. 

Midway Mission, W. J. Gray. 

Quincy, F. R. Bridges. 

Gadsden Circuit, T. S. Armistead. 

Liberty Mission, John Beers. 

Apalachicola, R. L. Honiker. 

LIVE OAK DISTRICT. 

A. A. Barnett, P. E. 

Live Oak and Mission, T. G. Lang; one to 
be supplied. 

Jasper Circuit, A. M. Daiger. 

White Springs and Mission, T. J. Evans and 
J. P. DePass. 

Welborn Circuit, J. T. Waters. 

O’Brien Mission, J. S. Collier. 

Bradford Circuit, J. B. Davis. 

La Fayette Circuit, J. P. Abbott. 
Newnansville Circuit, T. B. Reynolds. 
Columbia Circuit, S. Scott. 

Lake City. J. A. Castel. 

Corinth Mission, W. S. McMannin. 
McClenny, J. A. White. 

Lake Butler Mission, C. C. Temple. 

Starke, F. Pixton. 

Waldo Mission, E. Wilson. 

Brooklyn, to be supplied (by S. C. Butler). 
Conference Colporter, R. H. Barnett. 



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GAINESVILLE DISTRICT. 

W. F. Norton, P. E. 

Gainesville and Mission, J. M. Pike ; one to 
be supplied (by F. M. Hartman). 

Archer Circuit, J. C. Ley.. 

Levy Mission, A. M. Mann. 

Bronson and Cedar Keys, W. S. Richardson. 
Melrose Circuit, T. J. Phillips. 

Rochelle and Hawthorne, E. F. Ley. 

Orange Springs Circuit, C. W. Inneman. 
Micanopv, J. P. Hilburn. 

Millwood and Mission, J. A. Howland. 

Citra, R. A. Holloway. 

Anthony, W. F. Shoemaker. 

Ocala, J. B. Ley. 

Cotton Plant, C. S. Claridy. 

Summerfield Mission, S. A. McCook. 
Wildwood Circuit, B. F. Mason. 

Sumter Circuit, J. R. Taylor. 

Mannfield Mission, J. L. Jones. 

JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT. 

T. W. Tomtrn, P. E. 

Jacksonville: McTyeire Memorial, J. B. An- 
derson. 

St. Matthew’s Mission, W. L. Conoly. 
Riverside Mission, M. H. Outland. 

Duval Mission, J. W. Porter. 

Fernandina, J. F. Shands. 

Callahan Circuit, F. M. C. Eads. 

King’s Ferry and Chester, N. R. Hamer. 
Mandarin Circuit, J. N. Jones. 

Green Cove and Middleburg, H. F. Phillips. 
Palatka, A. E. Householder. 

West Putnam Mission, C. F. Blackburn. 

St. Augustine and Moultrie Mission, C. A. 
Fulwood. 

Fruitland Circuit, I. Ryder. 

Volusia Circuit, D. D. Warlick. 

Halifax River Mission, H. S. Miller. 
Sanford, T. W. Moore. 

Titusville, A. D. Penney. 

Indian River Mission, J. L. Rast. 

Lake Worth Mission, to be supplied. 

Duval High School, Frederick Pasco, Prin- 
cipal. 

ORLANDO DISTRICT. 

T. J. Nixon , P. E. 

Orlando, B. K. Thrower; G. Taylor, Sup. 
Oviedo and Geneva, J. E. Penney. 

Maitland Mission, E. K. Whidden. 
Kissimmee, H. Hice. 

Osceola Mission, J. A. Hendry. 

Apopka Circuit, J. H. D. McRae. 

Altoona Circuit, B. T. Rape. 

Umatilla Circuit, W. H. Steinmeyer. 
Leesburg, J. F. Marshall. 

Lady Lake Circuit, W. C. Collins. 

Yalaha and Mission, S. G. Meadows. 



Stewart’s Chapel, S. W. Lawler. 

Brooksville and Mission, G. W. Sellers; A. 
S. Whedon. 

Floral City, W. F. Alexander. 

Pasco Circuit, W. H. Parker. 

West Pasco Mission, J. W. Hanson. 

Dade City and Lakeland, G. W. Mitchell. 
Lakeland Mission, T. H. Sistrank. 

Hillsboro Circuit, J. P. Durrance. 

Clear Water Circuit, E. H. Giles. 

Florida Christian Advocate, Josephus Ander- 
son, Editor. 

Florida Conference College, H. E. Partridge, 
President; T. Griffith, F. A. Taylor, Pro- 
fessors. 

TAMPA DISTRICT. 

S. E. Phillips, P. E. 

Tampa and Mission, J. C. Sale and I. S. Pat- 
terson. 

Palmetto, James Bolton. 

Manatee, J. M. Sweatt; E. F. Gates, Sup. 
Sarasota, A. 0. Brown. 

Plant City Circuit, I. A. Vernon. 

Alafia Circuit, W. A. Brown ; G. J. Kennely, 
Sup. 

Bartow and Mission, F. E. Shipp and W. C. 
Norton. 

Homeland Circuit, W. C. Jordan. 

Fort Meade Mission, E. J. Gates. 

Bowling Green Circuit, S. B. Black. 
Wauchula Mission, W. B. Tresca. 

Arcadia and De Soto Circuit, A. W. J. Best 
and W. J. J. Whidden. 

Charlotte Harbor and Chuckaluskie, T. S. 

Hubert and G. W. Gatewood. 

Myers and Caloosatchie Mission, H. B. Fra- 
zee and A. B. Pierce. 

Key West: First Charge, T. Bishop. 

Spark’s Chapel, D. A. Cole. 

Memorial, T. M. Strickland. 

Key Largo, R. M. Evans. 

Cocoanut Grove Mission, E. W. Barrington ; 
r C. S. Bird, Sup. 

Key West and Cuban Mission, H. B. Someil- 
V^/lan and M. J. Perez. 

B. E. Ledbetter transferred to the Virginia 
Conference. 

S. S. Gasque transferred to the Western 
North Carolina Conference. 

W. J. Dowell transferred to the South 
Georgia Conference, and appointed to the 
Perry Circuit. 

R. L. Wiggins transferred to the South 
Georgia Conference. 

R. 0. Wier transferred to the North Ala- 
bama Conference, and appointed to thq 
Falkville Circuit. 

/ } C. A. Moya transferred to the Central 
Mexico Conference. 



EXPLANATION 



Hrrkafthr the minutes of the Baltimore Conference will form the commencement of 
the volume. This is necessary in order to bring the date of publication forward, according 
to the resolution of the bishops. For this reason the Minutes of the Baltimore Conference 
for 1891 are reproduced in this volume. The minutes of 1892 will begin the record of the 
current year. . Book Editor. 



The following memoir was received too late for insertion in its proper place in the min- 
ntes of the Florida Conference: 

Edward G Chandler was born in Accomac County, Va., in 1853; was converted to God 
in early life, and joined the Methodist Church. He was educated at Xtandolph-Macon Col- 
lege, and joined the Virginia Conference. There he labored several years. In 1883 he was 
• transferred to the Florida Conference and stationed at Fernandina, where he labored with 
great acceptability and fidelity. He was much loved by this people, all recognizing the 
goodness of his character and the sweetness of his disposition. Failing in health, he ob- 
tained a superannuated relation, and returned to Virginia, as he and his friends thought, 
to die. Near to the gates of death he came; yet calmly he looked through them, and was 
ready to depart and be with Christ. God raised him up from this sickness, and he was 
able to return to Florida and begin again the work he so much loved. Many of the 
brethren of the Conference doubtless recall the ringing of joy of his words at the Gaines- 
ville Conference at the prospect of taking up again the work of his calling. He was ap- 
pointed to Green Cove Springs, which charge he served untH called to the professorship of 
Latin and Greek in Florida Conference College. This position he fitted very acceptably 
until in March he was forced to refrain from work. The Board of Trustees, in token of their 
appreciation erf his worth and work, elected him profemor emeritus. In his long and trying 
sickness he was as patient and resigned as in his strength he had been diligent and faith- 
ful. Not a doubt clouded his sky, not a fear shadowed his soul. Joyfully did he press to- 
ward his home on high; cheerftilly did he wait the caM. Brother Chandler’s was a re- 
fined nature, a noble character, a gentle disposition, a faithful, pure life. In May he left his 
adopted home in Florida for his old home in Virginia, to be with his mother and sisters ; 
and on August 7, 1891, he left them for his heavenly home, to be forever with the Lord. 



BALTIMORE CONFERENCE. 



Held at Roanoke, Ya., March 11-16, 1891. ’ • 
Bishop Hendrix, President; J. E. Armstrong, Secretary. 



Question 1. Who are admitted on trial? 
Answer. Linwood Hammond, Robert Lee 
Fultz, Frank Leighton Day, Charles Mc- 
Comas Garver, John Calvin Hawk, Samuel 
Dinsmore Bennington, Archibald C. Ham ell, 
Charles William Stump, Oscar William Lus- 
by, James Howard Wells. 10. 

Ques. 2. Who remain on trial? William 
L. Smith, Frederick C. Rollman, Alfred B. 
Sites, Samuel M. Bowman, John W. Beall, 
William T. Gover, William H. H. Joyce, Har- 
ry C. Febrey, John S. Engle, John L. Grant, 
William H. Marsh, Isaac G. Michael, John 
H. Willhite, Charles A. Scanland. 14. 

Ques. 3. Who are discontinued? Robert 
E. L. Wright; Leroy F. Snapp, at his own 
request. 2. 

Ques. 4. Who are admitted into full con- 
nection ? Jacob M. Evey, Harry L. Meyer- 
ly. 2. 



Ques. 5. Who are re-admitted ? None. 

Ques. 6. Who are received by transfer 
from other Conferences? Felix R. Hill, 
from the St. Louis Conference ; Morris Ev- 
ans, from the Kentucky Conference. 2. 

Ques. 7. Who are the deacons of one year? 
Charles H. Wood, Milton M. Long, Thomas 
J. Miller, William M. Waters, Charles K. 
Millican, William F. Locke, John K. White, 
Carleton D. Harris, Charles S. Stanton, 
Charles M. Bragg. 10. 

Ques. 8. What traveling preachers are 
elected deacons? Jacob Mark wood Evey, 
Harry Lee Meyerly. 2. 

Ques. 9. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Jacob Mark wood Evey, 
Harry Lee Meyerly. 2. 

Ques. 10. What local preachers are elected 
deacons? Frank Dulin Orrick, Randolph 
C. Anderson, R. L. Fultz, L. B. Atkins. 4. 



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Ques. 11. What local preachers are or- 
dained deacons? Frank Dulin Orricks, Ran- 
dolph Charles Anderson, Robert Lee Fultz, 
Levi Burrell Atkins. 4. 

Ques. 12. What traveling preachers are 
-elected elders? Norman Norwood Hall. 1. 

Ques. 13. What traveling preachers are or- 
dained elders ? Norman Norwood Hall. 1. 

Ques. 14. What local preachers are elected 
elders? None. 

Ques. 15. What local preachers are or- 
dained elders? Abram Hogan. 1. 

Ques. 16. Who are located this year? 
John Miller, Thomas M. Jones, at their own 
request. 2. 

Ques. 17. Who are supernumerary? J. 
Newman Hank, John W. Boteler, Ephraim 
L. Kregelo, Joseph J. Engle, Edward F. Het- 
erick, Adam P. Boude, Larkin H. Crenshaw, 
Asbury R. Martin, William A. Wade. 9. 

Ques. 18. Who are superannuated? Fran- 
cis M. Mills, David Thomas, Nelson Head, 
George Stevenson, Henry Hoffman, John 
W. Tongue, Joshua M. Grandin, Robert 
Smith, John Landstreet, Charles G. Linthi- 
cum, Presley B. Smith, Francis A. Mercer, 
Aaron Boon, William Hedges, Mabury G. 
Balthis, Wesley Hammond, Robert Ross, 
Hamilton W. Kinzer. 18. 

Ques. 19. What preachers have died dur- 
ing the past year? Alfred A. Eskridge, 
Francis H. Richey, John W. Ewan, Samuel 
S. Troy, Paris M. Henderson (probationer), 
Maurice C. Mehrling (probationer). 6. 

Alfred Augustus Eskridge was born in 
Centerville, Fairfax County, Va., March 1, 
1798; and died in Staunton, Va., January 
16, 1891. Reared in the place of his nativ- 
ity, he entered when quite a young man the 
clerk’s office of Loudon County, Va., at 
Leesburg, and shortly after was elected to 
the clerkship. While an employee in the 
clerk’s office, his conversion occurred under 
peculiar circumstances. Nothing had pre- 
viously taken place to produce any special 
religious impression. Retiring one night 
earlier than usual, he awoke at midnight 
under deep conviction, caused by a dream. 
He spent the remainder of the night in 
prayer. At early dawn relief came. The 
Day-spring from on high visited him, filling 
his heart with unearthly peace and joy. 
He had been reared in the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church, and most of his kindred were 
of that communion. He rarely attended 
the Methodist Church, and then only 
through curiosity. Immediately, however, 
upon his conversion he reported the fact to 
Rev. Charles B. Tippet, pastor of the Meth- 
odist Church at Leesburg, and expressed a 
desire to connect himself with his charge. 
His newborn soul panted for spiritual fel- 
lowship and for those means of grace pecul- 
iar to Methodism, and that especiallv tend 
to foster the hidden life of faith. He was 
licensed to exhort November 20, 1829, by 
the Quarterly Conference at Leesburg, the 
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license being signed by the same minister 
who had received him into the Church. At 
the succeeding Quarterly Conference he was 
licensed to preach ; and at the next session 
of the Baltimore Conference, which met in 
Baltimore City March 10, 1830, he was re- 
ceived on trial and appointed to Northum- 
berland Circuit, Northumberland District, 
Pa., James M. Dunnahay being preacher in 
charge, and D. Steel presiding elder. Broth- 
er Eskridge’s first field of labor extended 
from the forks of the Susquehanna to the 
State of New York, having a compass of not 
less than three hundred miles. There were 
but five or six churches in the whole circuit, 
the preaching being chiefly done in school- 
houses and private dwellings. He had 
twenty-four appointments to fill in four 
weeks, or six a week. There were not less 
than four hundred conversions the first year, 
and the foundation was laid for large results 
in the future. In March, 1831, at the Con- 
ference at Washington, D. C., he was appoint- 
ed as assistant on Prince George and St. 
Mary’s Circuit, Md., then in the Baltimore 
District, Christopher Frye, presiding elder. 
At the Conference in Baltimore in 1832 he 
was admitted into full connection ; ordained 
deacon by Bishop McKendree, and appoint- 
ed to Warm Springs Circuit, Rockingham 
District, Va., C. B. Tippet presiding elder. 
In the following year he was placed in 
charge of Christiansburg, Va., in the same 
district. In 1834, at the Conference at Alex- 
andria, he was ordained elder by Bishop 
Andrew, and appointed to Woodstock, Va. 
In 1835 he was sent to his first station, Ebe- 
nezer, Washington, D. C., the first Method- 
ist Church built in that city, and afterward 
known as Navy Yard Station. At that time 
there were but two Methodist Churches at 
the National Capitol: one for the whites 
under Brother Eskridge, the other for the 
colored people in charge of Solomon Mc- 
Mullen. In 1836 he was appointed to Rocky 
Spring Circuit, Augusta County, Va.; 1837, 
Ilncastle Circuit; 1838-39, Lexington ; 1840- 
41, Rockingham Circuit; 1842-43, Severn 
Circuit; 1844, Lancaster Circuit; 1845-46, 
Winchester Circuit ; 1847^18, Moorfield, Va. ; 
1849, South Branch Circuit. In 1850 he 
was placed on the supernumerary list at his 
own request, and continued in that relation 
the succeeding year, assisting the preacher 
in charge of the Staunton Station. In 1852 
he again became effective, and was appoint- 
ed to Augusta Circuit, Rockingham District, 
and was re-appointed the following vear. 
In 1854 he was assigned to Bladensturg, 
Md. ; 1855-56, to Patapsco Circuit; 1857, to 
Williamsburg. In 1858, by a division of the 
Baltimore Conference, he fell into the East 
Baltimore Conference, and was re-appointed 
to Williamsburg; in 1859, Manor Hill; in 
1860, to Kishacoquillas; 1861, to Middletown. 
Here the Civil War intervened. Brother 
Eskridge’s sympathies being with his native 
section, and finding himself proscribed for 




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his Southern proclivities, he was compelled 
to retire from the active work and take a 
superannuated relation. In this relation he 
continued till the war closed, spending; the 
interim on his wife’s farm, on West River, 
Md. In 1866, the Baltimore Conference not 
having yet organized in connection with the 
M. E. Church, South, he served under the 
presiding elder on West River Circuit. The 
following year Conference met in Baltimore, 
and he connected himself with it, and was 
appointed to Calvert Circuit, Baltimore Dis- 
trict. He was re-assigned to the same 
charge in 1868 ; 1869-70, East Harford ; 1871, 
Baltimore Circuit; 1872, Church ville; 1873- 
74, Rockingham Circuit. In 1875, at the 
Conference at Washington, D. C., he was 
placed on the superannuated list, being then 
seventy -eight years of age, and so continued 
till the day of his death. Brother Eskridge 
was a man of deep-seated, earnest piety. 
Religion to him was a great inward life and 
power, permeating all the elements of his 
spiritual being. Sinners were awakened 
and converted, believers quickened and edi- 
fied, and “ much people added to the Lord.” 
His Christian character and life were of that 
pure and lofty type that challenged the con- 
fidence and admiration of all who knew 
him, and gave tenfold power to the words 
he uttered from the pulpit. He was a man 
of Christ-like meekness and gentleness; of 
retiring modesty; unobtrusive in manner 
and speech ; much more ready to sound oth- 
ers’ praises than his own. And yet he was 
a man of lion-hearted courage and fearless- 
ness : “ shunning not to declare all the coun- 
sel of God;” faithfully rebuking sin, and 
shrinking from no sacrifice or peril in dis- 
charging the duties of his sacred calling. 
He was marked by the punctuality with 
which he met all his public engagements. 
Nothing short of serious illness, or some 
equal necessity, would keep him from his ap- 
pointments. The people knew the preacher 
would never be missing if they could by any 
means get to the house of God. His private 
and domestic life were in keeping with his 
more public demeanor. One of his daugh- 
ters, in a letter to the w'riter of this sketch, 
speaks of his uniform and beautiful Christian 
example before his ow T n household, and the 
regularity with w hich he maintained family 
worship. “ From the time of his first mar- 
riage,” says she, “ the family altar was never 
neglected, morning nor evening, no matter 
what the circumstances. Other things might 
be omitted and hurried, but family worship 
never. Then,” she adds, “ he always had 
his regular seasons each day for private 
prayer, when he shut himself up in his own 
chamber to talk alone with God. The w r ord 
of God was his daily companion and coun- 
selor. He had made it such a constant 
study that he had memorized all the more 
important parts of it, the Psalms and the 
New Testament especially. He was particu- 
larly fond of repeating portions of the Epis- 



tles. I remember how his countenance- 
would beam as he recited the closing part 
of the eighth chapter of Romans, also the 
first nine verses of the fifth chapter of Sec- 
ond Corinthians.” In the latter years of his 
life he w 7 as an occupant of her own home, 
and she speaks of the graceful manner in. 
which he grew old, and what a privilege it 
was to watch the beautiful ripening of a 
true Christian character in advanced age. 
He onlv grew gentler, brighter, and more 
cheerful as life declined. His companion- 
ship to the last w T as attractive to the young 
as well as to those of maturer years. He 
took a lively interest in every thing around 
him, and whenever his strength and the 
state of the weather -would permit, was reg- 
ular in liis attendance at the house of God, 
ever ready to aid the pastor as he might be 
able in the services of the sanctuary and the 
administration of its ordinances. Death 
came to him by very gentle and gradual ap- 
proaches and as a thrice welcome visitor. 
He was sick but a few days. Says his 
daughter whom we have already quoted: 
“ I wish it had been your privilege to wit- 
ness the great peace and brightness of his 
last days. It was like a glorious sunset.” A 
few days before his death he related an ac- 
count of a vision he had had more than a 
year before. Like Paul, he scarcely knew 
“ whether he was in the body or out of the 
body.” Such a foretaste had he of the 
heavenly world that he felt as though he 
had already been there, had beheld its 
glory and shared in its unutterable joys. 
From that time he had felt surer than ever 
of his future inheritance. Toward the last 
his physical suffering were severe, but when 
allusion was made to his spiritual condition 
he seemed for the time to lose sight of his 
bodily pains; he would straighten up in his 
chair, his eyes brightening, and his face il- 
lumined with a heavenly light, as he bore 
testimony to the sustaining power of divine 
grace, and the preciousness of a Saviour’s 
love. The night before his death he said to 
his attending physician: “I am not afraid 
to die. All I want is something to relieve 
this cough, that I may die easily.” His de- 
sire in this respect was granted. As his end 
drew near he gave minute directions con- 
cerning his funeral and some matters to be 
attended to after his ( death. Shortly before 
he died his pastor, J. T. Williams,* said to 
him: “I suppose it is all right with you?” 
“All right!” he exclaimed, adding, “pos- 
sibly you do not know what my experience 
is.” He proceeded inr a few words to tell 
him how richly God had blessed him in the 
past, and how graciously near he was to him 
in that final hour. Just as he had finished 
a sentence to his daughter and while the 
doctor was writing a prescription for him, 
he fell sweetly asleep in Jesus, without a 
struggle or a groan, closing his eyes on earth 
to open them upon the glories of the heav- 
enly world. The funeral services were held 



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in the Southern Methodist Church at Staun- 
ton, on the Sunday morning after his death, 
in the presence of a crowded assembly. 
Persons of all classes and all denominations 
gathered to do honor to the memory of one 
so universally esteemed and revered in the 
community in which he had spent the clos- 
ing years of his earthly life. By his special 
request, Dr. James S. Gardner, who had 
known him for thirty-eight years, and to 
whose father’s household he had sustained 
a very intimate relation, delivered the fu- 
neraf discourse. The text, from Second Tim- 
othy iv. 5-8, was of his own selection and 
eminently appropriate to his case. Rev. J. 
T. Williams added a few remarks concern- 
ing his last interview with him, and Rev. J. 
W. Wolfe, a friend of many years, closed 
the services at the Church with prayer. 
The burial service at the grave was conduct- 
ed by Rev. J. H. Waugh, D.D., whom Broth- 
er Eskridge especially designated to assist 
in the obsequies. Our venerable brother 
was borne to his burial by his sons and 
sons-in-law, accompanied by several honor- 
ary pall-bearers. Brother Eskridge was 
twice married : first, to Miss M. V. Buch- 
anan, daughter of Mr. John Buchanan, of 
Rockbridge County, Ya. ; and as his second 
wife to Mrs. Ann Eliza Wings, a sister of 
the late Richard Brown, a prominent min- 
ister of the Baltimore Conference of the M. 
E. Church. All his children were by his 
first marriage — namely, Mrs. J. W. Newton, 
Dr. C. W. Eskridge, of Pocahontas County, 
Ya., A. A. and B. B. Eskridge, and Mrs. M. 
Y. Kern, wife of Dr. John A. Kern, of Ran- 
dolph-Macon College. 

Francis H. Richey departed this life on 
the morning of February 21, 1891, at his 
home in Woodstock, Ya. He had been in 
feeble health for several years preceding his 
death. Paralysis in August, 1890, hastened 
his end. A second attack on Friday night, 
February 20, was fatal. He died peacefully 
at 5 o’clock next morning, thus ending a life 
of seventy-three years and six months. 
Physically Francis H. Richey was a man 
of remarkable presence. Tall, finely pro- 
portioned, dignified in movement, he could 
be in no company unadifiired. His shapely 
head, with its lofty brow ; regular, yet strong 
features ; eyes that spoke sincerity and love, 
yet could burn with withering fires the false 
and unclean; a mouth that expressed the 
finest sensibility and gentleness, yet capable 
of compressing into every shade of firmness 
or scorn, combined to make him in appear- 
ance much above the average of men. In- 
tellectually his mind was strongly logical 
and analytical. A Conference associate of 
many years — Dr. Samuel Rodgers — writes of 
him: “Brother Richey, though well known 
to only a minority of his brethren, was, 
nevertheless, a man of superior endowments. 
He was remarkable for his clearness of 
view, exactness of statement, expansion of 



thought, and conclusiveness when the end 
of argument w T as reached. His studious life 
fitted him to be a teacher of the people. He 
would not have claimed scholarship in the 
broad sense of that word, but according to 
the standard by which most of his brethren 
are measured the distinction would have 
been justly his.” His death closes a min- 
istry of nearly forty-eight years. Every 
year, whether in effective or superannuated 
relation, his was a true and holy ministry. 
Of him, as a preacher, many pages might be 
written. A success much beyond what his 
modest life-sketch indicates attended his 
labors. To be useful and have “ fruit that 
should remain ” were the fixed purposes of 
his life. With the rank and file of his Con- 
ference brethren, and dreamless of promo- 
tions or honors at their hands, he marched 
bravely on; joined them in the battle-cry, 
fighting side by side with as bold strokes as 
they. The cross was never struck in Rich- 
ey’s sight undefended, nor Methodism as- 
saulted in his presence unchallenged. As 
the strength of an edifice is not to be sought 
in the polish .of its marble or the beauty of 
its sculpture, so the power of his sermons 
need not be sought in rhetorical finish. 
They were severely simple, but strong in 
thought and doctrine, and in the power of 
the Holy Ghost.” It is evident that in his 
pulpit preparations and work, his effort was 
to see and understand all the fullness of the 
selected text, and better still, if possible, to 
experience its power, and then with forcible 
plainness and spiritual fervor to deliver it 
in the name of Christ and for the salvation 
of men. God honored his servant’s work, 
and saved many who believed through him. 
Another Conference associate, James E. 
Armstrong, furnishes the following to the 
committee: “ Visiting the home of Brother 
Richey, 1 was struck with his naturalness, 
his good common sense, his excellent judg- 
ment as to Church law, his wisdom and 
prudence in administration ; also his fidelity 
to his work, his honesty of purpose and full- 
ness of knowledge of Methodist doctrine 
and polity. Socially he was as simple as a 
child in manners and equally as loving ; his 
greeting was always cordial, and his heart 
was in his talks.” For this memoir we avail 
ourselves of an abstract from one written by 
Brother B. F. Ball, pastor at W oodstock at 
the time of Brother Richey’s death : “ This 
place was the scene of one of the greatest 
revivals of his ministry. He was greatly be- 
loved by the Church and the people gener- 
ally. After his superannuation he preached 
when able; took some other part in con- 
ducting the services when no longer able to 
preach; attended Church when unable to 
participate publicly, and deplored his sick- 
ness most of all because he could not be 
present even to w r orship. In my last inter- 
view with him he quoted Second Corinthi- 
ans v. 1 in this personal manner: ‘For T 
know that, if my earthly house of this tab- 



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ernacle were dissolved, I have a building of 
■God, a house not made with hands, eternal 
in the heavens.’ ” The lowliness of spirit that 
could find expression, so deeply tender and 
pleading, as in the last lines of his autobiog- 
raphy, on looking over a field of such long 
and wide success is most truly sublime. 
More need not be said. “ He hath passed 
into the heavens,” and the memory of the 
noblest virtues of Christian manhood, the 
finest traits of Methodist loyalty, and an un- 
faltering fidelity in the ministry of Christ, 
is the legacy to his Conference brethren and 
the Church. 

John W. Ewan was born at Newtown, 
Frederick County, Va., November 10, 1831; 
and died in Washington City December 29, 
1890, aged fifty-nine years. His parents 
were Methodists of the Wesleyan type, and 
their children were brought up in the nurt- 
ure and admonition of the Lord. It is not 
strange that their eldest son, living in so pure 
and spiritual an atmosphere, should give evi- 
dence, even in childhood, of those gifts and 
graces which afterward shaped his character. 
He attended a select classical school at Har- 
risonburg, Va., and made satisfactory prog- 
ress in his studies. Owing to a combination 
of unfavorable circumstances he did not 
enter college, but took the advice of friends, 
and went into the '‘school of the prophets,” 
in the Methodist ministry. While at school 
he was happily converted, at Bridgewater, 
Va., under the ministry of the lamented Dr. 
Samuel Regester, and he was licensed to ex- 
hort on April 14, 1851. He was authorized 
to use his gifts as local preacher January 10, 

1852, his license bearing the signature of the 
late A. A. Reese, presiding elder. In March, 

1853, he entered the Baltimore Confer- 
ence on trial, and was appointed to Front 
Royal Circuit. Here commenced an affec- 
tion between the boy preacher and this peo- 
ple which continued to the day of his death, 
and at his request his body sleeps in the 
beautiful cemetery overlooking the quaint 
old town. At Baltimore, March 11, 1855, 
he was ordained deacon by Bishop Scott; 
and elder bv Bishop Waugh, March 8, 1857, 
in the same city. He was married to Miss 
Reubena E. Hill, daughter of Reuben D. Hill, 
Esq., of Staunton, Va., on February 29, 1856, 
who, with two daughters, survives him and 
mourns their irreparable loss. His appoint- 
aoents were: In 1853, Front Royal; 1854, 
East Rockingham; 1855, Augusta; 1856, Clin- 
ton ville; 1857-58, Jacksonville; 1859, Lex- 
ington; 1860, Luray ; 1861, Covington; 1862- 
4 'A, Frank ford ; 186o-67, Monroe ; 1868, War- 
■densville; 1869, Frederick; 1870-71, Jeffer- 
son; 1872, Front Roval; 1873-74, Ohristians- 
burg; 1875-76, Bladenburg. It will be seen 
that his work embraced a territory which 
extended from the Alleghanies to tide-water, 
and wherever he labored his memory is as 
ointment poured forth. His preaching was 
instructive. He made careful preparation 



for the pulpit. He possessed a dignified 
presence and winning manner, and his voice 
was peculiarly musical. He was a general 
reader, and kept abreast of the times, and 
was able to “ bring forth out of his treasure 
things new and old.” He was a man of 
strong convictions; and, if occasion required, 
would “contend for the faith once delivered 
to the saints,” but always in a Christian 
spirit. In the pastorate, no less than in the 
pulpit, he was successful. He was “all 
things to all men,” without impairing the 
dignity of his high profession, for his object 
was that he “might by all means save 
some.” Inheriting a delicate constitution, 
his life was a continual battle with disease; 
but as a heroic soldier he did not leave the 
ranks until his strength had completely 
failed. In March, 1877, the Conference 
granted him an honorable discharge from 
active work, and he reluctantly passed to the 
rear, to view the battle in retirement and 
aid as best he could his brethren at the 
front. So, for thirteen years, Brother Ewan 
bore, uncomplainingly, the strokes of Provi- 
dence, and was thus made meet to be a par- 
taker of the inheritance of the saints in 
light. He entered into his reward at mid- 
night December 29, 1890. He fell by a 
stroke of paralysis, and died in a few hours, 
conscious almost to the last, but speechless. 
His funeral discourse was preached in his 
beautiful residence at Washington, D. C., by 
Rev. J. T. Wightman, D.D., and his body 
sleeps at Front Royal, Va. 

Samuel S. Troy, son of Henry and Susan 
Troy, was born in Talbot County, Md., Oc- 
tober 25, 1861 ; and died at Franklin, Pendle- 
ton County, W. Va., July 12, 1890. His par- 
ents were both Methodists. His father 
died when Samuel was but four years of 
age. His mother survived him. Under the 
sacred influence of a praying mother he 
was “ brought up in the nurture and admo- 
nition of the Lord.” Quite early in life he 
received religious impressions, and at the 
tender age of thirteen years he gave his 
heart to God. He was converted at Easton, 
Md., under the ministry of F. T. Tagg, of 
the M. P. Church. He was true to God and 
to his vows, and never fell a victim to any of 
the forms of vice so common to young men. 
In early life there came to him the convic- 
tion of a call to the ministry. At the age of 
nineteen he was licensed as a local preach- 
er, and was received on trial into the Balti - 
more Annual Conference of the M. E„ 
Church, South, at Fredericksburg, Va., in 
March, 1882. He was sent that year as jun- 
ior preacher to the West River Circuit, with 
L. R. Jones preacher in charge. In 1883, 
with V. W. Wheeler preacher in charge, he 
• was sent to Prince George Circuit; in 1884, 
to White Sulphur Springs. In May of that 
year he was united in marriage to Miss An- 
nie E. Wooters, of Talbot County, Md. In 
i 1885-86, Warm Springs Charge; 1887, Tal- 




Baltimore Conference, 1891. 



East Baltimore District. 



cott; 1888, Morgan Mission. In 1889-90 he 
was sent to Franklin; and here, having 
served God and the people faithfully, he 
“fell on sleep.” Physically Brother Troy 
was weak ; mentally and spiritually he was 
strong. He was frail from childhood, and 
was always a great sufferer. And yet from 
childhood he was studious. He loved his East Harford 
hooks — his Bible best of all. He was one 
of those who as a man must be known, and 
as a preacher must be heard in order to be 
appreciated. He did not hastily reach con- 
clusions, but opinions once fixed were hard 
to eradicate. He had the courage of his 
convictions. The mere fact that a thing was 
popular weighed but little with him. The 



White Colored 
Mem's. Mem's, 



Trinity 

Calvary 

North Baltimc 

Taylor’s 

West Harford, 



Hillsboro, 



Trappe 

Kent 

Queen Anne’s.... 

Church Hill 

Severn 

West River 

Calvert 

Prince George’s, 

Charles 

St. Mary’s 



first question that presented itself to him 
was, “ Is it right? ” and he must be assured 
of an affirmative answer to this before he 
would espouse the cause. He held firmly to 
his opinions, and stated them boldly, regard- 
less of the consequences to himself. He 
may have made mistakes; and who of us 
have not? His sermons evinced study, Falls Church, 
thought, and careful preparation. His min- 
istry was blessed of God, and he w r on souls 
for the Master. In the very midst of his 
usefulness and his years, he was cut down. 

He was not aware of the near approach of 
death until the hour had come. Hence w r e 
have from his lips no full expression of faith 
and hope in his closing hour. He was laid 
to rest in the cemetery at Franklin, Pendle- 
ton County, W. Va., Sunday, July, 1890. We 
ask the sympathy of all the people of God 
for his aged mother, young widow, and little 
boy. 

Ques. 20. Are all the preachers blameless 
in their life and official administration? 

Their names were 1 called over, one by one, 
and their characters examined and passed, 
except that of William S. Holland, who with- 
drew. 

Ques. 21. What is the number of local 
preachers and members in the several cir- 
cuits, stations, and missions of the Confer- 
ence? 

Baltimore District. 

I White 
Mem's. 



Washington District. 



Hillsboro 

Middleburg 

London 

Piedmont ... 



Warren ton. 



Fauquier. 
Occoquan 
Sudley 



Manassas 



Morrisville 

Stafford 

Fredericksburg 



Winchester District. 



Winchester 



W inchester Circuit 

Front Royal and Riverston 

Linden 

Warren 

Page 

Cedarville 

Berryville 



Brucetown 



Martinsburg 



Berkeley 

Charlestown. 



Frederick 

Jefferson 

Sheperdstown 

Strasburg 

Woodstock 

Edenburg 



Colored 

Mem’i. 



Central.... 
St. Paul’s. 



Mount Jackson 



Emmanuel. 



Frederick Avenue. 

Reisterstown 

Arlington 

Freedom 



2 Rockingham District. 

1 Staunton 

Harrisonburg 

Bridgewater 

1 Parnassus and Mount Sidney 

1 Monterey and Highland 

2 McDowell 

Augusta 

1 Staunton Circuit 



Linganore, 



Frederick City 

Rockville 

Gaithersburg and Boyd’s 
Montgomery 



Beltsville 



Bladensburg. 



Emory 

Wesley Grove. 

Laurel 

Patuxent 



Bell’s Valley... 
W aynesboro ... 
Port Republic. 

New Hope 

Rockingnam... 



Uppw Marlboro 



East Rockingham 



15 Milnes. 




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Rockingham District ( Continued ). 





White 

Mem's. 


Colored 
Mem s. 


Loc’l 

Pr’a. 




243 




3 




149 




2 


Luray 


212 




1 


New Market 


163 


2 






5,240 


4 


14 



Roanoke District. 



Salem 

Roanoke 

Roanoke Circuit.. 

La Fayette 

Christiansburg ... 

Blacksburg 

Newport 

New Castle 

Catawba 

Fincastle 

Amsterdam 

Botetourt 

Clifton Forge 

James River 

Lexington 

Buena Yista 

Fairfield 

Collierstown 



870 

855 

460 

274 

184 

194 
334 
141 
324 
128 
278 
169 
253 
257 

195 
235 
252 
147 



Leimburg District. 



Lewisburg 

Frankford. 

Blue Sulphur 

Centerville 

Hinton 

Talcott 

Union 

Alderson 

Ronceverte and White Sulphur... 

Alvon 

Covington 

Levelton 

Huntersville - 

Healing Spring 

Greenbank 

Bath Mission 



Moorefield District. 



Moorefield 

Petersburg 

Franklin 

Crab Bottom... 

Keyser 

North Branch- 

Piedmont 

Frostburg 

Flintstone. ........ 

South Branch., 

Springfield 

Hardy..... 

Gainesboro 

Morgan 

Warden sville.. 
Capon Bridge. 
Listonburg 



Recapitulation. 



Baltimore District- 
East Baltimore “ 
Washington “ 

Winchester “ 

Rockingham “ 

Roanoke “ 

Lewisburg “ 

Moorefield. “ 



Total this year.. 
Total last year- 



increase.., 
Deere ase- 



5,050< 

5. 


l) 


14 


199 






425 


1 


1 


260 






325 


1 


1 


136 






301 






376 




1 


186 






178 




1 


160 




2 


236 






336 




1 


102 




1 


117 




1 


336 




1 


235 




1 


| 3,908 


2 


11 


337 


1 




170 




1 


280 






285 






257 




1 


95 






145 






133 




1 


235 




2 


327 






604 




3 


327 




2 








262 






246 




2 


273 






186 




1 








1 4,547 


1 


13 


. 4,826 




15 


. 3,780 




13 


. 6^05 


12 


16 


. 5,881 




9 


.. 5,24C 


i 


14 


.. 5,051 


; 


14 


. 3,908 


2 


11 


. 4,547 


] 


13 


. 40,04? 


2S 


105 


.. 40.02S 


31 


110 


13 







Ques. 22. How many infants have been 
baptized during the year? 1,571. 

Ques. 23. How many adults have been 
baptized during the year? 1,088. 

Ques. 24. What is the number of Sunday- 
schools? 537. 

Ques. 25. What is the number of Sunday- 
school teachers ? 5,343. 

Ques. 26. What is the number of Sunday- 
school scholars? 36,629. 

Ques. 27. What amount is necessary for 
the superannuated preachers, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of preachers? $8,949. 

Ques. 28. What has been collected on the 
foregoing account, and how has it been ap- 
plied ? $8,949. Applied to claimants. 

Ques. 29. What has been contributed for 
Missions? Foreign Missions, $10,596; Do- 
mestic Missions, $5,232. Total, $15,828. 

Ques. 30. What has been contributed for 
Church Extension ? $2,500.77. 

Ques. 31. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of church-edifices? 
Number, 448 ; value, $905,775. 

Ques. 32. What is the number, and what 
is the estimated value, of parsonages ? Num- 
ber, 121; value, $207,425. 

Ques. 33. What are the educational statis- 
tics? Randolph-Macon College: Teachers, 
17; students, 154; endowment, $117,000; 
value of property, $100,000. Randolph-Ma- 
con Academy: Teachers, 11; students, 138 ; 
value of property, $100,000. Wesleyan Fe- 
male Institute: Teachers, 20; students, 135; 
value of property, $60,000. Valley Female 
College, W inchester, Va. Allegheny Collegi- 
ate Institute, Alderson, W. Va. 

Ques. 34. Where shall the next session of 
the Conference be held? Harrisonburg, Va. 

Ques. 35. Where are the preachers sta- 
tioned this year? 

BALTIMORE DISTRICT. 

S. Rodgers, P. E. 

Baltimore : Central, S. W. Haddaway ; J. N. 
Hank, Sup. 

St. Paul’s, J. W. Shoaff. 

Wilkins Avenue, J. H. Light 
Emmanuel, J. H. Boyd. 

Frederick Avenue, to be supplied (by J. 
E. Wilson). 

Arlington, H. H. Kennedy. 

Reisterstown, G. D. White. 

Freedom, H. M. Strickler and W. L. Smith. 
Linganore, W. H. Woolf and J. C. Hawk. 
Frederick City, C. L. Kennard. 

Rockville, L. L. Loyd and J. W. Beall. 
Gaithersburg and Boyd’s, E. H. Henry. 
Montgomery, W. E. Wolf, one to be supplied 
(by U. S. Hammond). 

Bettsville, C. C. Edington. 

Bladensburg, J. A. Anderson. 

Emory, W. M. Waters. 

Wesley Grove. W. P. C. Coe. 

Laurel, L. W. Haslup. 

Patuxent, Thomas Cooper. 

Upper Marlboro, N. N. Hall. 



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Missionary to Japan, W. M. Waters. 

Episcopal Methodist, W. K. Boyle, Editor ; A. 
Davisson, Assistant Editor. 

EAST BALTIMORE DISTRICT. 

W. H. D. Harper, P. E. 

Baltimore : Trinity, F. R. Hill. 

Calvary, to be supplied (by E. H. Raw- 
lins). 

North Baltimore, J. R. Andrew. 

Taylors, J. L. Kibler. 

West Harford Mission, S. B. Dolly. 

East Harford, W. A. McDonald. 

Kent, A. Weller. 

Queen Anne’s, J. C. Thrasher and J. H. 
Wells. 

Church Hill Mission, C. E. Simmons. 
Hillsboro, C. S. Stanton. 

Easton, C. D. Harris. 

Trappe, W. L. Dolly. 

Royal Oak, J. W. Mitchell. 

Severn, F. T. Griffith. 

West River, G. H. Zimmerman and J. H. 
Willhite. 

Calvert, L. G. Martin. 

Prince George’s, W. H. Sanders. 

Charles Mission, C. A. Joyce. 

St. Mary’s, A. B. Sites. 

WASHINGTON DISTRICT. 

R. R. S. Hough, P. E. 

Washington: Mount Vernon, J. T. Wight- 
man and J. K. White. 

Grace, H. C. Febrey. 

Alexandria, T. E. Carson. 

Falls Church, J. E. Armstrong. 

Fairfax, J. H. Davidson. 

Dranesville, C. B. Sutton, one to be supplied 
(by C. J. Sarver). 

Leesburg, R. W. Bond. 

Hamilton, W. G. Eggleston. 

Hillsboro, J. H. Dulany. 

Middleburg, W. G. Hammond. 

Loudoun, D. Bush and R. L. Fultz. 
Piedmont, T. G. Nevitt and J. L. Grant; L. 

D. Crenshaw, Sup. 

Warrenton, J. W. Grubb. 

Fauquier Mission, W. E. Miller.. 

Morrisville, J. O. Tackett. 

Sudley, F. H. Shipley. 

Manassas, J. H. Kuhlmann. 

Gccoquan, C. K. Millican. 

Stafford, to be supplied. 

Fredericksburg, I. W. Canter. 

Missionary to Japan, J. C. C. Newton. 
Randolph-Macon College, W. J. Young, Pro- 
fessor. 

WINCHESTER DISTRICT. 

R. Smithson, P. E. 

Winchester Station, J. N. McCormick. 
Frederick Circuit, F. Furr. 

Stephen’s City, F. A. Strother. 

Middletown, 0. C. Beall. 

Btrasburg, J. S. Hopkins. 



Woodstock, B. F. Ball. 

Edenburg, to be supplied (by H. Lei Stout). 
Front Royal and Riverston, C. M. Brown. 
Warren, J. H. Wolff. 

Linden, W. H. Marsh. 

Page, L. Fox. 

Cedarville, S. R. Snapp ; A. P. Boude, Sup. 
Berryville, J. L. Shipley ; J. J. Engle, Sup. 
Brucetown, L. R. Jones. 

Darksville, to be supplied. 

Martinsburg, A. M. Cackley. 

Berkeley, J. H. Waugh. 

Charlestown, H. P. Hamell. 

Jefferson, A. A. P. Neel. 

Shepherdstown, J. R. Van Horne and J. S. 
Engle. 

Valley Female College, J. P. Hyde, Presi- 
dent. 

Randolph-Macon College, J. A. Kern, Pro- 
fessor. 

ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT. 

J. S. Gardner, P. E. 

Staunton, J. T. Williams. 

Harrisonburg, S. K. Cox. 

Bridgewater, A. 0. Armstrong and W. H. H. 
Joyce. 

Parnassus and Mount Sidney, R. M. Wheeler. 
Augusta, J. W. Wolfe. 

Staunton Circuit and Mission, J. H. Temple. 
Bell’s Valley Mission, W. 0. Ross. 
Waynesboro, S. V. Hildebrand. 

Bassic City, J. C. Jones. 

Port Republic, W. W. Watts. 

New Hope, T. Briley. 

Rockingham, A. C. McNeer. 

East Rockingham, J. C. Dice and 0. W. 
Lusby. 

Milnes Mission, J. M. Follansbee. 

Furnace, H. D. Bishop. 

Marksville, H. M. Roane. 

Luray, T. W. Brown. 

New Market Mission, J. S. Porter. 

. Mount Jackson, J. K. Gilbert. 

Fairfield, P. S. E. Sixeas. 

• Wesleyan Female Institute, W. A. Harris, 
President. 

ROANOKE DISTRICT. 

P. H. Whisner, P. E. 

Salem, J. S. Hutchison. 

Roanoke : Greene Memorial, C. Denny, one 
to be supplied (by T. M. Jones). 

Trinity, G. W. Duffey. 

Roanoke Circuit, L. H. Gray bill. 

Vinton, C. H. Buchanan. 

La Fayette Mission, J. W. Canter. 
Christiansburg, W. K. Marshall. 

Blacksburg, R. H. Wilson. 

Newport, A. Q. Flaherty. 

New Castle Mission, G. T. D. Collin*. 
Catawba, W. W. Hedrick. 

Fincastle, W. B. Dorsey. 

Amsterdam, J. L. Henderson. 

Clifton Forge, V. W. Wheeler and C. A. 
Scanland. 




Baltimore Conference, 1891. 



184 

Botetourt, H. L. Meyerley. 

James River, S. M. Bowman. 

Lexington, F. J. Prettyman. 

Wesley Chapel and Glasgow, 0. F. Burgess 
and F. L. Day. 

Buena Vista, J. D. Martin. 

Collierstown, T. J. Miller; E. S. Kregelo, Sup. 

LEWISBURG DISTRICT. 

S. G. Ferguson , P. E. 

Lewisburg, J. 0. Knott. 

Frankford, L. Butt. 

Blue Sulphur, M. M. Long, one to be sup- 
plied (by R. W. McNeer). 

Centerville and Peterstown, H. A. Gaver 
and C. M. Sarver. 

Hinton, C. L. Damaron. 

Talcott Mission, J. J. Crickenberger. 

Union, T. J. Lambert and W. T. Gover. 
Alderson, J. F. Baggs. 

Ronceverte and White Sulphur, C. M. 
Bragg. 

Alvon Mission, J. T. Maxwell. 

Covington, D. F. Eutsler. 

Levelton, C. Sydenstricker. 

Huntersville, 1. G. Michael. 

Healing Springs, to be supplied. 

Greenbank, W. H. Ballangee, one to be sup- 
plied (by J. Taylor). 

Millboro and Shiloh, J. M. Evey. 

Allegheny Institute, M. Evans, President. 



Gillett’s and Hot Springs, to be supplied (by- 
J. W. McNeil). 

MOOREFIELD DISTRICT. 

* G. T. Tyler , P. K 

Moorefield, J. P. Stump. 

Petersburg, W. F. Locke. 

Franklin, S. Townsend. 

Crab Bottom, C. W. Mark. 

Keyser, H. S. Coe. 

Elk Garden, F. C. Rollman. 

Piedmont, C. H. Wood. 

Frostburg, H. A. Brown. 

Flintstone, Linwood Hammond. 

Romney, D. L. Reid. 

Springfield, S. D. Bennington and C. W. 
Stump. 

Hardy, W. A. Sites. 

Gainsboro Mission, L. R. Markwood. 

Morgan Mission, A. C. Hamill. 

Wardensville, Q. A. Wheat. 

Capon Bridge, G. 0. Homan. 

Listonburg, S. A. Parker. 

Monterey and Highland, R. S. Cunningham. 
McDowell, J. M. Hawley. 

L. M. Lyle transferred to the North Geor- 
gia Conference, and stationed at Athens Cbs 
cuit. 

W. N. Wagner transferred to the Holston 
Conference, and stationed at Radford. 



t 

i 










TABLE NO. 1. — M INISTERIAL RELATIONS. 




Tbavsun« Preach 



Alabama 6 

Arkansas 9 

Baltimore 

Brazil Mission 

Central Mexico Mis ..... 

China Mission ..... 

Columbia .... 

Denver 

East Columbia 

East Texas 

Florida 

German Mission 

Hol6ton 

Illinois 

Indian Mission 

Japan Mission 

Kentucky 

Little Rock 8 

Los Angeles • 

Louisiana 

Louisville 

Memphis .. 

Mexican Border Mis ... 

Mississippi 

Missouri 

Montana 

New Mexico Mission.... 

North Alabama 

North Carolina 

North Georgia 

North Mississippi .. 

North Texas 

Northwest Mex. Mis ... 

Northwest Texas - 

Pacific 

South Carolina 

South Georgia 

Southwest Missouri 

St. Louis 

Tennessee 

Texas :. 

Virginia 

West Texas 

Western 

Western N. Carolina ... 

Western Virginia 

White River I 4 

Bishops ' 








































































































I 









i 



TABLE NO. 2— MEMBERS AND BAPTISMS. 



CONFERBNGB. 



Alabama ™ ~ 

Arkansas 

Baltimore 

Brazil Mission 

Central Mexico Mission.™ 

China Mission 

Columbia™ 

Denver 

East Columbia 

East Texas 

Florida 

German Mission 

Holston 

Illinois 

Indian Mission 

■Japan Mission 

Kentucky 

Little Rock 

Los Angeles 

Louisiana 

Louisville 

Memphis.™ 

Mexican Border Mission 

Mississippi™ 

Missouri 

Montana 

New Mexico Mission 

North Alabama 

North Carolina 

North Georgia 

North Mississippi 

North Texas 

Northwest Mexican Mission . 

Northwest Texas 

Pacific 

South Carolina 

South Georgia 

Southwest Missouri™ 

St. Louis 

Tennessee 

Texas 

Virginia 

West Texas 

Western 

Western North Carolina 

Western Virginia 

White River 

Bishops 



Total this year.. 
Total last year .. 



Increase 

Decrease 



14 

n! 

179 

161 

254 

146 

176| 

16 

227 

77 

212 

174 

159 

107 

213; 

94 

234 

100 

24 

170] 

85 

89 

10 



5,231 

5,050 



162 


207 


102 


238 


207 


105 


20 


10 


36 


40 


29 


11 


21 


14 


20 


11 


21 


27 


76 


126 


142 


159 


20 


15 


200 


266 


57 


73 


84 


141 


30 


69 


126 


122 


118 


176 


35 


30 


112 


82 


161 


215 


162 


239 


28 


27 


153 


185 


171 


148 



6 

378 

143 

415 

159 

277 

10 

420 

45 

164 

220 

173 

132 

312] 

99| 

158 

118 

34 

169 

173 

57 



181 



6,404 

6,366 



m 

M 

% 

% 

a 

2 

l 


Colored Members. 


Indian Members. 


Total Preachers and 
Members. 


1 

m 

t. 

0 

a 


! 

O 


41,801 


14 . 




42,184 


1,643 




23,217 


4 




23,561 


117 





40,045 


22 




40,379 


3 





528 






558 


71 




2,599 






2,675 


662 




388 






428 


31 




1,305 






1,340 


183 




1,348 






1,379 




30 


1,254 






1,302 


230 




22,990 






23,192 


1,545 




20,497 


15 




20,813 


480 




1,016 






1,051 


5 




44,064 


36 


• 


44,566 


633 




7,842 






7,972 


714 




8,114 




3,308 


11,647 


1,978 




381 




480 




27,005 






27.253 




622 


28,644 


5 




28,943 


1,202 




2,012 


2 




2,079 


75 




20,476 


22 




20,697 


123 




40,662 


20 




41,058 


1,437 




50,012 


3 




50,416 


1,591 


••••••••• 


1,498 






1,553 






37,989 






38,327 


359 




37,509 


19 




37,847 


1,036 




532 






552 


83 




405 


1 




429 






55,420 


5 




55,982 


1,719 




55,622 


27 




55,953 


2£86 




86,059 






86,728 


2,481 





41,729 


s 




42,036 


884 





45,215 






45,668 


3,004 




62C 






646 





50,785 






51,438 


7,18: 




6,06( 


1. 




6,197 


53 ( 





69,26( 






69,631 


2,33* 







55,441 





3 


55,84] 


4,12 


1 


29,29] 







29,631 


14 


7 


22,535 


3 


0 


22, 80S 


2^5 


5 


59,97 


) 




60,50- 


27 


1 


16,521 




4 


16,721 


1,38 
1 


1 


75,64 


5 6 


3 


76,101 


. 1,346 


13,34 


8 


1 


13,56 


7 1,22 


7 


3,38 


S .. . 




3,44 


5 16 


3 


59,01 


3 3 


5 


59,38 


7 2,73 


1 


20,24 


3 3 


0 


20,53 


1 80 


6 


20,90 


3 


1 


21,05 


0 93 


0 


.... 




J 1 


0 





6601 

,571 

58 

283 

151 

31 

67 

48 

838 

960 

129 

1,024 

251 

6621 



1,638 

1,576 

1,088 

78 

442 

45 

146 

72 

214 

1,474 

914 

1 

2,013 

790 

1,265 



1,251,223 

1,203,106 



48,118 



396 

534 



138 



3,308 

3,506 



1,266,562] 

1,218,561 



280] 

81l! 

81 

1,045 

732 

1,105 

165 

1,378 

681 

45 

47 

1,308 

1,024 

1,846 

687 

1,531 

107 

2,170 

168 

2,281 

1,919) 

3821 

966 

1,187 

852 

1,312 

674j 

121 

1,716 

404 

541 



958 

1,879 

113 

823 

1,964 

2,782 

140 

1,194 

2,263 

57 

29 

2,981 

2,793 

3,922 

2,287 

3,473 

122 

3,733 

280 

1,778 

3,192 

1,470 

1,827 

2,972 

1,361 

3,104 

773 

242 

1,840 

1,065 

1,777 



35,283 

34,979 



64,955 

56,276 



( 186 ) 



38 



198| 



48,001 



304 



8,679 



TABLE NO. 3.— SUNDAY SCHOOLS AND CHURCH 

PROPERTY. 





Alabama . 

Arkansas 

Baltimore 

Brazil Mission 

Central Mexico Mission 

China Mission 

Columbia 

Denver 

East Columbia 

East Texas 

Florida 

German Mission 

Holston 

Illinois 

Indian Mission 

Japan Mission 34 

Kentucky 

Little Rock 

Los Angeles 

Louisiana 

Louisville 

Memphis 

Mexican Border Mission 

Mississippi 

Missouri 

Montana 

New Mexico Mission 

North Alabama 581 

North Carolina 583 

North Georgia 

North Mississippi 425 

North Texas 

Northwest Mexican 

Northwest Texas 

Pacific 

South Carolina 

South Georgia 

Southwest Missouri 

St. Louis „ 

Tennessee 

Texas ! 

Virginia 

West Texas 

Western I 4 

Western North Carolina | 61 

W estern Virginia 

White River 

Total this year 13,206 

Total last year 12,733 

Increase 
































DAMAGED PAGE(S) 



TABLE NO. 4.— BENEVOLENT CONTRIBUTIONS. 















a 

c> 


a 






a 


Ml llj 


Conference. 


a 

V 


5 






M 

K 


€> 






J3 

9 

u 


s 

e 








a 






O 


s 




$ 18^74 11 















































. ; TABLE No. 5.— EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS. 

-Since the insertion of the Thirty-third Qnestion, in 1886, the Book Editor has endeavored to compile n 
-ble from the answers furnished by the Minutes. These answer’s have been so confused and fragmcn- 
rry as to render it impossible hitherto. We have used the material furnished us, with the hope that 
hose concerned may see the errors and defects of this table, and correct them.— Book Editor. 



Conference Reporting. 



Name of Institution. 




Alabama, North Alabama Southern University 

Alabama Alabama Conference Female College. 

Arkansas Quitman Male and Female College... 

j Arkansas, Little Rock Hendrix College 

, vrkansas, Little Rock Galloway Female College 

Vrkansas Four district high schools 

1 ialtimore, Virginia Randolph-Macon Academy 

/ 'ialtimore Wesleyan Female Institute 

Jaltimore Valley Female College 

<\ Baltimore Alleghany Collegiate Institute 

Irazil Mission Four schools 

Central Mexico Mission Twenty-six schools 

I Jhina Mission Anglo-Chinese College 

v hina Mission Boys’ boarding school 

I /hina Mission Two girls’ boarding schools- 

. ;hina Mission Forty-four day schools 

* Columbia... One school 

Denver Pueblo Institute 

iast Columbia Corvallis College 

iast Columbia Western High School 

I East Texas Alexander institute 

j Florida Florida Conference College 

Hoiston Seven schools 

Indian Mission Harrell International Institute 

. Indian Mission Willie Halsell Institute 

R Indian Mission Oklahoma District High School 

T Indian Mission Pierce Institute 

, Japan Mission Eleven schools 

Little Rock Arkadelphia Methodist College 

1 Little Rock Little Rock Conf. Training School 

Little Rock Stuttgart Collegiate Institute 

Louisiana, Mississipp Centenary College 

v Louisiana Mansfield Female College 

, Louisville One institution 

3 Memphis McTyeire Institute 

I Memphis Jackson District High School 

Memphis Brownsville and Dyersburg “ 

1 Memphis W esleyan Female College 

A Memphis Marvin College 

i Memphis McFerrin College 

■* Memphis Memphis Conf. Female Institute 

Mexican Border Mission English College 

Mexican Border Mission j Villa de Fnentis School 

‘ Mexican Border Mission j Border Institute 

« Mexican Border Mission |Laredo Seminary 

Mississippi iMillsaps College (male) 

Mississippi Port Gibson Female College 

Mississippi East Mississippi Female College 

Mississippi Edward McGee College for Girls 

Mississippi Whitworth Female College 

Missouri, St. Louis, Southwest Mo.... Central College 

Missouri, St. Louis, Southwest Mo.... Central Female College 

Missouri Howard Pavne Female College 

Missouri Centenary High School ........ 

Missouri Macon District High School 

Missouri St. Charles College 

New Mexico Mission Las Vegas Female Seminary 

North Alabama Athens Female College 

' North Carolina.. .> Trinity College 

, North Carolina Wesleyan Female College 

, North Carolina Littleton Female College - 

I North Georgia, South Georgia Emory College 

, North Georgia La Grange Female College 

North Georgia Dalton Female College - 

North Georgia - Reinhardt Normal College 

North Georgia Piedmont Institute 

North Georgia Georgia Female College 

North Georgia Young L. G. Harris College 

— North Mississippi Grenada Collegiate Institute 

North Texas Southwestern University 



50,000$ 





North Texas ; Central College 

North Texas North Texas Female College 

Northwest Mexican.. MacDonell Institute 

Northwest Mexican Palmore College 

Northwest Mexican El Paso Seminary 

Northwest Mexican Nogales Seminary 

Pacific One college 




TOO 

40.000 

60.000 

10,000 

25.000 

10.000 

76.000 

80.000 

50.000 

40.000 
3,000 

13.000 

15.000 

20.000 

30.000 

90.000 

25.000 

12.000 

125,000 

75.000 

4.000 

5.000 
10.0QO 

8.000 

11.000 

30.000 
113,000 

18.000 

15.000 

10.000 
12,000 

500 

1,200 



















EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS (Continued). ' 



Conference Reporting. 


Name of Institution. 


Teacliesr. 


Pupils. 


Endowment. 


s L. 

*5 2 
> o< 

o 




Two colleges, one Conference school . 








$ 128,272 




Wesleyan Female College 


IS 


30C 


$ 50,000 


250^000 


Southwest, Missouri 


Scarritt Collegiate Institute 


12 


207 


30^000 




Morris ville College 








10,000 


St. Louis 


Bellevue Collegiate Institute 


6 


127 




18,000 


Tennessee 


Vanderbilt University 


CO 


700 


900,000 


1,000,000 




Webb School .*. 


5 


250 


3,000 


Tennessee 


Nashville College for Young Ladies. 


2r> 


413 




125,000 


Tennessee 


Tennessee Female College..7 


8 


• 112 


3,000 


35,000 


Tennessee 


Clarksville Female Academy 


6 


153 


16^000 






6 


103 




6^800 




Martin College 


8 


112 


30,000 


35,000 


Tennessee 


W all and Mooney’s School 


3 


156 


8^200 


Virginia, Baltimore 


Randolph-Macon College 


18 


126 


125,000 


105,000 


Virginia 


Danville College for Young Ladies.. 


12 


142 


4l>,000 




Bowling Green Female Seminary.... 


10 


50 






Suffolk Tern ale College ” 


9 


120 




25,000 




Southern Female College 










Chesapeake Academy 




79 




5,000 


Western North Carolina 


No names 


27 


424 


50,000 


21LOOO 




Rarbonrsville College 


6 


140 


20,' 00 


Total: 38 Conferences. 


179 schools and colleges. 


897 


16,620 


$1,538,000 


$ 4,485,042 



WOMAN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY 

Of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 



Receipts from Annual Conference Societies 1 890-91 . 



Arkansas Conference 

Baltimore Conference 

Denver Conference 

East Texas Conference 

Florida Conference 

Holston Conference 

Indian Mission Conference. . 

Kentucky Conference 

Little Rock Conference 

Los Angeles Conference 

Louisville Conference 

Louisiana Conference 1,087 

Memphis Conference 

Mississippi Conference 

Missouri Conference 

North Alabama Conference’. . . 

North Carolina Conference 

North Georgia Conference 

North Mississippi Conference. 



$ 2,956 


21 


308 


36 


2,679 


11 


71 


15 


1,180 


30 


2,150 


00 


3,298 


99 


203 


42 


2,899 


84 


698 


57 


222 


28 


2,415 


19 


1,087 


38 


3,137 


69 


1,510 


10 


2,370 


76 


1,778 


73 


3,289 


52 


6,934 


92 


3,419 


84 


1,120 


70 



Northwest Texas Conference 

Pacific Conference 

South Carolina Conference 

South Georgia Conference 

Southwest Missouri Conference.. 

St. Louis Conference 

Tennessee Conference 

Texas Conference 

Virginia Conference 

Western Conference 

Western Virginia Conference 

Western N. Carolina Conference. 

West Texas Conference 

White River Conference 

Miscellaneous 

Memorial Fund 



Total this year. 
Total last year. 



1,426 16 
600 05 
4,164 19 
5,500 82 
2,812 35 
1,656 90 
3,940 46 
1,098 28 
4,146 61 
173 85 
983 81 
4,197 08 
580 93 
573 43 
8,176 87 
100 78 

83,865 72 
75,846 44 



Increase . 



Receipts Since Organization. 



Total $584,957 09 



8 


8,019 28 


..$ 4,014 


27 


. . 13,775 


97 


. . 19,362 


10 


. . 25,609 


44 


.. 29,647 


31 


.. 38,873 


52 


.. 52,652 


12 


.. 51,588 


76 


.. 50,092 


63 


.. 69,729 


65 


. . 68,165 


34 


. . 75,476 


54 


. . *85,969 


44 


..$584,957 


09 



( 190 ) 



•Memorial Fund included, 



1 



1 - . . , 

DEATH ROLL FOR THE CONFERENCE YEAR 

1891 - 92 . 










Name. 

Abbey, Richard 

Alexander, B. F 1 

Armistead, Robert A , 

Babcock, William Ray ........ 

Baker, Elias M 

Baxter, James Hamilton ...... 

Boyns, Richard 

Brown, George W 

Clark, E. M 

Clement, J. W 

Compton, James Whitefield. . 

Cook, David C 

Cox, J. Fred 

Culbreth, Daniel. . . .' 

Dalby, James H 

Deavors, Andrew Jackson 

Duncan, Daniel 

Edwards, John Ellis 

Edwards, Josephus 

Featherstun, Francis Marion . 

Frazier, Ebenezer G 

Gann, James M 

Gannon, William Calvin 

Gilbert, Allen A 

Graves, Harrison A 

Graves, R. E 

Griffith, W. L 

Hays, John D 

Henderson, James Alexander 

Hendrick, E. T 

Hill, Henry D 

Jones, Basil G. 

King, Henry F 

Kirby, R. M 

Lasley, Matthew N 

Lea, Benjamin Franklin 

Ledbetter, James R 

Lupo, James L 

McCann, J. W 

McCoy, Wittiam Clark 

McDonald, Rush 

McGee, William 

Moody, Jesse T 



Conference. 

.Mississippi 

.Louisiana 

.Virginia . 

.St. Louis 

.White River 

.North Georgia 

.Pacific 

.North Mississippi 

.North Texas 

.Memphis 

.Virginia 

.Alabama 

.Northwest Texas 

.North Carolina 

.Virginia 

.North Georgia 

.North Alabama. 

.Virginia 

.Indian Mission. 

.Mississippi 

. Southwest Missouri 

.Mississippi 

.Western North Carolina 

.South Carolina 

.West Texas 

. Memphis 

.West Texas 

.Mississippi 

.Kentucky 

.North Georgia 

.Alabama 

.North Carolina 

. .Holston 

.East Texas 

.Louisville 

, .North Alabama 

. .St. Louis 

. .North Georgia 

, .Alabama.. 

, .North Alabama 

. . Southwest Missouri . . . . 

. .Virginia 

. .North Mississippi 



Memoir Page. 

138 

88 

120 

62 

154 

79 

28 

67 

53 

59 

121 

150 

104 

73 

119 

78 

130 

121 

158 

138 

32 

139 

114 

143 

45 

58 

46 

137 

13 

81 

151 

145 

24 

169 

93 

131 * 

63 

78 

149 

131 

32 

123 

68 




H 



( 191 ) 



192 



Death Roll for the Conference Year 1891-92. 



Xawe. 

Moores, William 

Murray, John Wesley 

Oliver, Robert G 

Oslin, William W 

Owen, Charles Harris 

Pipes, John 

Porter, Weyman H 

Powell, J. C 

Quillian, J. B. C 

Ramsey, Thomas Yancy... 

Renfro, David F 

Richardson, Z. W 

Robertson, Elias 

Rowe, John Gallatin 

Rowland, W. T 

Saunders, John Martin. . . . 
Simmons, William Asbury 

Smith, Eli 

Stone, Hugh M 

Taylor, Iry 

Thornberry, Walter T 

Tucker, Charles Wesley. . . 

Vaughan, William 

Wamsley, T. E 

Washburn, James F 

Watson, Benjamin 

White, Miller H 

Whittenburg, J. B 

WiUiacae, JojU ft ..... 



Conference. 

.Los Angeles 

.South Carolina 

.South Carolina 

North Georgia 

.North Mississippi 

.Louisiana 

.North Georgia 

.Indian Mission. 

.North Georgia 

.North Mississippi. ...... 

.St. Louis 

.Little Rock 

.Mexican Border Mission. 

.Virginia 

.Tennessee 

.Virginia 

.North Georgia 

.North Georgia 

.Tennessee 

.Pacific 

.West Texas 

.Missouri 

.Northwest Texas 

.Illinois 

.Western North Carolina 

.Little Rock 

.North Georgia. 

.North Texas 

.Memphis 



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The abbreviations in Italics designate members as follows: dit, discontinued; lot, located ; tup, supernumerary ; sup <f , superannuated ; 
dtc, deceased ; tr t, transferred to ; tr f, transferred from. Figures after name of Conference refer to page. 



Alabama 149-154 

Abernethy T Y 
Adair R S 
Adams T L 
Albright T D 
Andrew J O sup'd 
Andrews A L 
Andrews A S 
Andrews M S 
Arnold W F 
Atkinson C P 
Baird H 
Bancroft J 
Bancroft W 
Barker J siip'd 
Barnes D W 
Bates C 
Betts I F 
Beverly N W 
Bilbro I F 
Blair I F 
Blue O R 
Boyd S G 
Bnggs A J 
Brown A B 
Calhoun L C 
Chappelle L H S 
Chilton C L 
Connerly W P H 
Cooper T H dis 
Cornell C A 
Cousins A J 
Cowan E E 
Cox S H sup’d 
Cox W M 
Crook D C dec 
Cunnning J B 
Daily J F 
Dannelly J M 
DeBardeleben J F 
Dennis R F 
Dennis W K 
Dickinson W P 
Dowdell L F sup 
Dowling A 
Easley A A 
Ellis G F sup 
Ellisor W T 
Feagin B E 
Fincher T P 
Fisher G F sup'd 
Fontaine G 
Foster R A 
Frazer J S 
Gavin C W 
Gayle B D 
Gillis H M 
Gillis N 
Glenn B C 
Glenn J M 
Glenn J W 
Grace J L 
Graham M M sup'd 
Greene J M 
Guthrie P M 
Hamilton J P 
Hamner J W 
Hartzog D J 
Haygood A S J 
Hill H D dec 
Holt M H 
Hood A 
Hundley A C 

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Hurt W P 
Isaacs W G 
James J H 
Jeffcoat D B H foe 
Johnson J C 
Johnston H T 
Jones G W 
Jones N F dis 
Jones T H 
Keener J O 
Kersh J D 
Killough J W 
Lamar A J 
Lamar C R 
Latham L P 
Lawrence J O 
Lewis R H 
Lindsley D L 
Loveless E L 
Mangum T F 
Martin C M sup 
Mason J M 
Matliison G W 
Mathison J L 
McCann J E t r t 
McCann J W dec 
McCann W A 
McCartyW A sup'd 
McGhee O C 
McGlaun J R 
McNeill II H 
Menefee J W 
Mitchell A H sup'd 
Moore A H 
Moore B L 
Moore H D 
Moore J A 
Morris W H sup 
Morris W H sup'd 
Motley W M 
Nelson J B 
Nogle J O 
Norton W K sup'd 
Owens W D 
Patton J M 
Peavy J R 
Peavy J S sup'd 
Perry C S 
Perry O S 
Peterson F M 
Peterson J A 
Pilley C B 
Pilley S A sup 
Powell J K 
Powell L W 
Powers W I 
Price E G 
Price W J 
Reeves D D 
Rencher W T 
Rice W A 
Roberts J P 
Roberts S W 
Roper G M 
Rush C A 
Rush J W 
Sanders S T 
Saunders J P 
Scott J M sup’d 
Seale J A 
Sellers A L 
Sellers G M 
Selman B L 
Shofner J M 



Shores J W 
Skipper J L 
Smiley R 
Sollie J M 
Solomon J W sup’d 
Spain J B K 
Standley D C sup'd 
Street W S 
Stripling J A 
Tate J B 
Taylor W D 
Turner E M 
Urauhart H 
Wade W S 
Wardlaw F H sup'd 
Wild W H 
Williams G K 
Williams J S 
Williams R C 
WilliamsonC R sup 
Winslett G N 
W right D J 

Supplies: 
Bellah S Z 
Green J A 
Register H B 

Arkansas 99-101 

Anderson J A 
Anderson S 
Armstrong H A 
Aston B W 
Babcock S H 
Bagwell JTtrf 
Baldwin WM(r/ 
Biggs W K 
Boyls G W 
Bristow W S 
Brown J C tr f 
Burke P P 
Burns W H W 
Burrow I L 
Cantrell J M 
Clower J S tr f 
Corley W H 
Cox J sup’d 
Crews B T 
Cullum A J 
Culpepper C H 
Cummins J H 
Dameron G W 
Davis G W O 
Desliazo J W 
Dunnaway J E 
Dyer W H 
Dykes S F 
Evans G W sup'd 
Futrell N 

Gardner W R sup'd 
Gilmore W H H 
Gilmore Y A 
Goddard S F 
Godbey S M tr t 
Graham T A sup’d 
Greathouse B H tr f 
Griffin G B 
Griffin J W 
Groover D H 
Hackler J S 
Hamilton J M C 
Hamilton W P 
Harlan Y V 
Harris I F 



Hatfield W H 
Hayes J L 
Head J W loc 
Hickman I B trf 
Hill F A dis 
Hill G W 
Hivelv I B trf 
Hooker J C 
Hopkins P B 
Humphreys J P 
Johnsev W B 
Johnston F H S 
Key S S 
Lindsey Z W 
Loving J sup'd 
Marston A 
Martin J E 
Martin T A trf 
Massey E L 
Massey J L 
Mathes A sup’d 
Matthews B C 
Maxwell J R 
McAnally J M 
McClintock C E 
Mclver J A 
Mclvor W A 
Merrill P 
Methenv W H 
Miller A C 
Monk B 
Moon R D tr f 
Moseley C B 
Myers J H 
Peebles J A trf 
Ray A C 
Reed D 

Reynolds T J tr t 
Roberts J H tr f 
Ross D C 
Russell JMir/ 
Sherman W 
Shinn H R 
Shipp J C 
Simmons J S 
Smith J H 
Stevenson JBIrf 
Stone W J 
Sturdy J H 
Sutton J E 
Summers P B 
Tabor E A 
Taff F A sup’d 
Tarlton J J trf 
Taylor W M 
Traylor R M 
Tucker O H 
Vanzandt K S 
Villines J N 
Wade J H sup'd 
Walden J A 
Walsh J H 
Wasson J D trf 
W atts J H 
Weaver J C 
Weems D J 
Williams A H 
Williams B 
Williams J M 
Winsett J B 

Supplies: 
Benson R D 
Bristow S S 



Brown G W 
Conger H M 
Corbett W N 
Dutton J W 
Gates J F 
Harner W B 
Harrison J W 
Holland J J 
Johnson C C 
McDonald J B 
Mitchell W A 
O’Brien J H 
Sea well L L 
Whaley W P 

Baltimore 176-184 

Anderson A J 
Andrew J R 
Armstrong A O 
Armstrong J E 
Baggs J F sup’d 
Bail B F 
Ballangee W H 
Balthis M G sup'd 
Beall J W 
Beall O C 
Bennington S D 
Bishop H D 
Bond R W 
Boon A sup'd 
Boteler J W sup 
Boude A P sup 
Bowman S M 
Boyd J H 
Boyle W K 
Bragg C M 
Briley T 
Brown C M 
Brown H A 
Brown T W 
Buchanan C H 
Burgess O F 
Bush D 
Butt L 
Cacklev A M 
Canter I W 
Canter J W 
Carson T E 
CoeHS 
Coe W P C 
Collins G T D 
Cooper T 
Cox S K 

Crenshaw L H sup 
Crickenberger J J 
Cunningham R S 
Damaron C L 
Davidson J H 
Davisson A 
Day F L 
Dennv C 
Dice X C 
Dolly S B 
Dolly W L 
Dorsey W B 
Duffey G W 
Dulany J H 
Eddington C C < 
Eggleston W G 
Engle J J sup 
Engle J S 
Eskridge A A dec 
| Eutsler D F 
| Evans M tr t 

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Diredory , 



Evey J M 
Ewan J VV dec 
Febrey H C 
Ferguson S 6 
Flaherty A Q 
Follansbee J M 
Fox L 
Fulz R L 
Furr F 
Gardner J S 
Gaver H A 
Gilbert J K 
Govev W T 
Grandin J M sup’d 
Grant J L 
Gravbill L H 
Griffith FT 
Grubb J W 
Haddaway S W 
Hall N N 
Hamell H P 
Ham ill AC 
Hammond L 
Hammond W imp'd 
Hammond W G 
Hank J N sup 
Harper W HD 
Harris C D 
Harris W A 
Haslup L W 
Hawk J C 
Hawley J M 
Head N imp'd 
Hedges W aup'd 
Hedrick W W 
Henderson J L 
Henderson P M dec 
Henry E H 
Heterick E F sup 
Hildebrand S Y 
Hill F R tr t 
Hoffman H sup’d 
Homan G O 
Hopkins J S 
Hough RRS 
Hutchison J S 
Hyde J P 
Jones J C 
Jones L R 
Jones T M loc 
Joyce C A 
Joyce W H H 
Kennard C L 
Kennedy C L 
Kern J A 
Kibler J L 
Kinzer H VV sup’d 
Knott J O 
Kregelo E L sup 
Kuhlman J H 
Lambert T J 
Landstreet J sup’d 
Light J H 
LinthicumCGaup’d 
Locke W F 
Long M M 
Loyd L L 
Lusby O W 
Lyle L M trf 
Mark C W 
Markwood L R 
Marsh W H 
Marshall W K 
Martin A R sup 
Martin J D 
Martin L G 
Maxwell J T 
McCormick J N 
McDonald W A 
McNeer A C 
Mehrling M C dec 
Mercer F A 
Meyerlv H L 
Michael I G 
Miller J loc 
Miller T J 
Miller \V E 
Millican C K 
Mills F M sup’d 



Mitchell J W 
Neel A A P 
Nevett T G 
Newton J C C 
Parker S A 
Porter J S 
Prettvman F J 
Reid 1) L 
Richey F H dec 
Roane H M 
Rodgers S 
Rollman F C 
Ross R sup’d 
Ross W O 
Sanders W H 
Sarver C M 
Scanland C A 
Shipley F H 
Shipley J L j 
S hoaff J W 
Simmons C E 
Sites A B 
Sites W A 
Sixeas P S E 
Smith P B sup’d 
Smith R sup’d 
Smith W L 
Smithson R 
Snapp L F die 
Snapp S R 
Stanton C S 
Stevenson G sup’d 
Strickler H M 
Strother F A 
Stump C W 
Stump J P 
Sutton C B 
Sydenstricker C 
Tackett J O 
Temple J H 
Thomas D sup’d 
Thrasher J C 
Tongue J W sup’d 
Townsend S 
Troy S S dec 
Tyler G T 
Y an Horne J R 
W ade W A sup 
Wagner W N tr f 
W aters W M 
Watts W W 
Waugh J H 
Weller A 
Wells JH 
Wheat Q A 
Wheeler R M 
Wheeler V W 
Whisner P H 
White G D 
White J K 
Wightman J T 
Willhite J H 
Williams J T 
Wilson R H 
Wolfe J W 
Wolff J H 
Wood C H 
Woolf W H 
Wright R E L dis 
Young W J 
Zimmerman G H 

Supplies: 
Hammond U S 
Jones T M 
McNeer R W 
McNeil J W 
Rawlins E H 
Sarver C J 
Stout H L 
Taylor J 
W i'lson J E 

Brazil Mission 19-20 

Bruce J L 
Da Costa Reis J 
De Andrade J C 
De Aranjo A J 
De Camargo M 



De Carvalho F R 
De Carvalho J R 
De Miranda L 
De Nello A J 
Dickie M 
Dickson R C 
Gartner H 
Kennedy J L 
Lander J M 
McFarland C B 
Tarboux J W 
Tavares J E 

S E A 
er HC 

Wolling J W 
Supplies: 

Da Fonseca A V 
Fontauro O A 

Central Mexico 91-92 

Aguilar F F 
Agnilar N 
Alaicon J B 
Becerra T 
Blanco A 
Cuevas M H 
Garcia A B dis 
Garcia R 
Godninez P 
Gonzalez F 
Grimes S W trf 
Martinez C 
Mejia A C 
Mendez F dis 
Meyro C C 
Mon salvo D O 
Moya A tr t 
Norwood I 
Paz D 
Paz S G 
Pina J 
Portugal A 
Prieto L G 
Reyes B G 
Reyes F 
Reves S M 
Rivera TSiri 
Rivera Y S 
Rubin P P 
Salazar E C 
Sandoval D F 
Sandoval J M 
Scoggins J D 
Sotomavor C M dis 
Sutherland AH tr t 
Tello R dis 
Watkins D F 
•Weems J M tr f 
Winton G B 
Zavaleta M 

Supplies: 
Adam E W 
Aguayo V 
Alvarez A 
Alvarez F 
Culhuaca M 
Dalli G 
Espinosa C 
Ferniza E S 
Gomez E 
Gomez M 
Hernandez A 
Morales J T M 
Navas D 
Obregon M H 
Ortiz A 
Ortiz D 
Palomino E 
Reves F 
Sadaneta A 
Salazar D 

China Mission.... 161-162 

Allen Y J 
Anderson D L 
Bonnell W B 



Brown O E 
Burke W B 
Dong Moh-san 
Dzung Tsz-kiung 
Dzung Ying-kyin 
Dzung Zing-san 
Gi-ay H L 
Hearn T A 
Hendry J L 
Hill M B 
Leitch L tr t 
Li Tsz-i 
Ling Tsz-yien 
Loenr G R 
Lucas B D 
Marshall C K 
Ng Dbng-shien 
Parker A P 
Reid C F 
Sung Yon-peh 
Sz Tsz-kia 
Tsa Vong-tsang 
Yau Me-Kung 

Supplies: 
Dzung Sau-tsung . 
Tsen Tsz-vun 

Columbia -10-11 

Atkins D 
Bryant J W 
Craig J W 
Cross C U 
Derrick C loc 
Fenton L A sup’d 
Fenton W J 
Futrell J L tr t 
Hanleiter G S 
Haynes T P 
Howard W H sup 
Leitch L trf 
McFarland D C 
Molloy W L 
Moses P A 
Oglesby R C 
Phipps E E loc 
Reagan RAir< 
Shangle H S sup 
Shreve JWtrt 
Smith W B 
Swafford H B 
Thomas T 
Wallace J F 

Supplies: 
Blackwell W L 
Parker J M 
Turner J M 

Denver 11-12 

Blackwood AS trf 
Bray J M 
Bryce P C 
Carrington E E 
Carroll F B 
Chenoweth E B 
Cooper C M 
Crowe J M 
De R Pas W tr J 
Ellington W T loc 
Groves H S dis 
Henry N B 
Houston A L tr t 
Howard W H 
Jennings W B trf 
Major J M 
McClure J R sup’d 
Moore J 
Moore M H 
Needham G / 
Quillian A H sup 
Roper F M 
Searcy B P trf 
Sensabaugh O F 
Smith L P trf 
Stanton P L 
Thompson C C loc 
Wheeler W B trf 
Wood JB 



Supply: 
Burnett G W 

East Columbia 6-7 

Adkins F C 
Barnhart H 
Bell P M 
Burger H T 
Compton J W 
Crego R B 
Eagle C C 
Gibbs G H 
Hodges WHtrt 
Hornbuckle W S 
Howard M V 
Isbel R G tr t 
Kirk C E 
Larkin M 
Michael E G 
St. Clair F F 
Shelton JHtrt 
Shreve J W trf 
Skee A Y 
Swift R B 
Terry HBlri 
Yoatum D W 

Supplies: 
Anderson A 
Fancher W M 
Hortonberry M D 
W arren E P 

East Torn 16 M* 

Adams J 
Allen S N 
Ardis W H sup’d 
Bonner W N sup’d 
Booth H M sup’d 
Booth T T 
Bowmen H W 
Box J C 
Boyd E S trf 
Boynton T W 
Brasher E T 
Bridges J W 
Browning F J 
Burk L A 
Burke J D 
Calhoun J C 
Campbell J 
Crawford W H 
Cullen D P 
Cullen J W 
Dawson J L 
Dean W H 
Donegan M sup’d 
Ellis C H 
Finley R S 
Fontaine O C 
Fowler L M 
Frick A J 
Godbey V A 
Gregory C H tr f 
Griffin *J W 
Hall J B sup 
Helpenstell J 
Hines G B 
Hughes G R 
Johnson J W 
Keith W T trf 
Kirby R M dec 
Langley G W 
Large E R 
LeClere G A trf 
LeFevre W H 
Little A 
Lively J W 
Long M D trf 
Luker J B 
Lura W D 
Mathis J S 
McAnally W W 
McCarter J M 
McCullum J M ’ 
McKnight J C H 
Mills J M 
Minafee R sup'd 



Directory . 



Parks A D sup 
Pate W L 
Pledger W P 
Pressley C 
Riley G W 
Sampey W A 
Scruggs A G sup'd 
Scudday H G 
Smith C B 
Smith C P 
Smith C H 
Smith E 
Smith I M 
Smith J A 
Smith J T 
Smith L P 
Smith T P 
Son field L 
Sproule W trf 
Thompson R W sup 
Timmons DFC 
Towns D W 
Vinson TB 
Warren J N 
W atts W W 
Webb L A 
Weeks V J 
W oolam J C 
Wyche J L 

Supplies: 
Bridges E T 
Burgamy J C 
Neel D C 
Pledger T N 
Richie J R 
Shook O A 
Wilson J S 
Wagnon A A 

Florida 173-175 

Abbott J P 
Alexander W F 
Ames C B 
Anderson J 
Anderson J B 
Armistead T S 
Barnett A A 
Barnett J S 
Barnett R H 
Barrington E W 
Beers J 
Best A W J 
Bird C S sup 
Bishop T 
Black S B 
Blackburn C P 
Blake ELT sup'd 
Bolton J 

Boothe W G sup'd 
Bradford J W 
Bradford T (J 
Bridges F R 
Brown A O 
Brown W A 
Castel J A 
Chandler E G dec 
Claridy C S 
Cole D A 
Collier J S 
Collins W C 
Conoly W A 
Daiger A M 
Davis J B 
DePass J P 
Dowell W J trf 
Dnrrance J P 
Eads F M C 
Evans R M 
Evans T J 
Forrest G W loc 
Frazee H B 
Fnl wood C A 
Gasque S S trf 
Gates E F sup 
Gates E J 
Gatewood G W 
Giddens J A sup 
Giles EH 



Graham J G sup'd 
Gray W J 
Griffith T 
Hamer N R 
Hanson J W 
Hendry J A 
Hice H 
Hilburn J P 
Hiscock A O 
Holloway R A tr t 
Holmes E J 
Honiker R L 
Householder A E 
Howland J A 
Hubert T S 
Inneman C W 
Johnson A sup'd 
Johnson W R sup'd 
Jones J L 
Jones JN 
Jordan W C 
Kennedy G J sup 
Lang T G 
Lawler S W 
Ledbetter B E trf 
Ley E F 
Ley J B 
Ley J C 
Mann A M 
Marshall J F 
Mason B F 
McCook S A 
McMannin W S 
McRae J H D 
Meadows S G 
Miller H S 
Mitchell G W 
Moore L W 
Moore T W 
Moya C A tr f 
Neal J E sup'd 
Nixon T J 
Norton W C 
Norton W F 
Outland M H 
Parker W H 
Partridge H E 
Patterson I S 
Pasco F 
Peeler A sup'd 
Penney J E 
Penney A D 
Perez M J 
Phillips H F 
Phillips S E 
Phillips T J 
Pierce A B 
Pike J M 
Pixton F 
Poage W M 
Porter J W 
Rape B T 
Rast J L 
Reynolds T B 
Richardson W S 
Riggs J H dis 
Robarts W H F 
Robinson A A sup’d 
Rogers J D sup’d 
Ryder I 
Sale J C 
Scott S 

Scott W sup’d 
Sellers G W 
Shands J F 
Shipp F E 
Shoemaker W F 
Sistrunk T H 
Someillan H B 
Steinmeyer W H 
Stock R sup 
Strickland T M 
Sweatt J M 
Taylor FA trt 
Taylor G sup 
Taylor J R 
Temple C C 
Thrower B K 
Tillman C M dis 



Tomkies P E 
Tresca W B 
Turner G D 
Vann J H 
Vernon I A 
W arlick DDlrl 
Waters J T 
Whedon A S 
Whidden E K 
Whidden W J J 
White J A 
White TM 
Wier R O trf 
Wiggins R L trf 
Williams R M 
Wilson E 

Woodbery S sup'd 
Supplies: 
Butler S C 
Hartman F M 

daman Mission— .30-31 

Bader J 
Frenzel E 
Gerdes G 
Hensch P H 
Jordan H 
Kern J 
Knolle W A 
Konken E 
Kramer E 
Kurz C 
Lieser W 
Merkel J 
Mueller G 
Prinzing J sup'd 
Rabe JAG 
Schaper J A sup'd 
Scheurich A 
Schrimpf D 
Vordenbaumen F 
Willmann J 

Supply: 
Prinzing J 

Eolston 23-27 

Addington E L 
Akers J D 
Akers W D 
Alexander F 
Alley J 
Atkins J 
Atkins K C 
Bailey W E 
Parker S N 
. ates W H 
Bays J C 
Belt J W sup'd 
Bellamy J R 
Belderback J A 
Bishop B W S 
Blake E 
Bogle E H 
Bogle G W dis 
Boring J 

Bowman J W sup , 
trf 

Brown D C Ipc 
Brown C R 
Browning J W 
Bruce J E 
Brunner J H 
Burrow J A 
Byrd S K 
Carden W C . 
Carlock L L H 
Carnes J B 
Carnes J W 
Carr D H 
Carrico M P 
Carroll C T 
Cartwright L M 
Cash J I 
Cassidy E H 
Catron S S 
Chambers J R 
Clemons H C 
C-lendenen D C 



Clendenen M L 
Cook J A 

Cooper W H sup’d 
Crumley F D 
Cunningham J R 
sup 

Cunnyngham 
W G E 
Dame J D 
Darr J A 
Davis J A sup 
Davis J B 
Dawn W H sup 
Delashmit L Cf 
sup’d 
Dickey J P 
Doane W P 
Draper G B 
Duvall J A 
Dyer W M 
Eskridge T J 
Farley F H 
Farris W C 
Fogleman W J 
Frazier A J 
Frazier J B 
Frazier J T 
French G D 
French J L M 
Giddens R A sup'd 
Gillard B F 
Glenn T F 
Grace F M 
Graham M C 
Greene G W K sup 
Hall S H 
Handy T R 
Hart R E 
Hash J F 
Haynes L K 
Hearn D S 
Henley J J 
Hermon G D 
Hickey R M sup’d 
Hicks J W' 

Hicks W W 
Hickson J D 
Hixon J R 
Hobbs J N 
Horton B C 
Hoss E E 
Houk S E 
Huffaker J N S 
sup'd 

Hunter A B 
Hunter J R loc 
Jackson GW tr t 
Jackson R F 
Jackson F Y 
James C M 
Jarvis R E L 
Jones W L 
Jordan J A 
Kahle E F 
Keith JH trf 
Kelley C W 
Kelley R A sup 
Kelley W H sup 
Kennedy J H 
Kennedy J S 
Kincaid A 
King H F dec 
Kinzer P P 
Kinzer T H 
Kite R W 
Lefew C B 
Little L H 
Lowry J E 
Lyons J A 
M’ahoney J 
Maiden G A 
Maiden J M 
Maness J C 
Martin I P 
McAllister J D 
McCracken D 
McDowell R T 
McPherson S T 
| McTeer J M sup'd 



Miles G W sup 
Miller C K sup 
Mitchell W A 
Mitchell W D 
Moreland G W 
Moore E W 
Moore J W ~ 
Mort E W 
Muncy IN a 
Naff J E 
Neal H C 
Neel J S W 
Neighbors W S 
Newberry W W 
Nuckolls B F sup' 
Orr J C 
Owen R A 
Parrott J H 
Payne J R sup 
Patton W L 
Paxton J M 
Perkins J A L 
Phillips J S 
Phillips S sup 
Pope T J sup’d 
Postell J C trf 
Prater J L 
Pressley G W 
Price D V 
Price R N 
Price W H 
Pyott W W 
Richardson F 
Richardson W L 
Robertson EBsup’tf 
Robertson J W sup 
Robeson W sup'd 
Rodifer E C 
Romans J M 
Runyan J C sup 
Sharp B T 
Shelton W R dm 
Shuler J A H 
Shuler T C . 
Simpson G W 
Simpson J B 
Smith J sup'd 
Smith J \v 
Smith R E 
Smith S J dis 
Smyth T F sup’d 
Snyder W R 
Spence W 
Stewart G sup’d 
Stover J T 
Strader T D 
Stradley C L 
Stradley J R sup 
Straley'J O 
Stuart A D 
Stuart G R loc 
Sullins D 
Summers G W 
Surface F D 
Sutton P S sup 
Swaim M P sup 
Sweeker J E 
Thomas W A 
Threadgill F F 
Tow A H 
Umberger R S 
Wagg T E trf 
Walker E W 
Walker J R 
Walker R M dis 
Wampler J F 
W aterhouse R G 
W augh H P sup’d 
Wayner WNtrl 
Weatherly S S * 
W ilev E E 
Witcher W 
Wolf J K sup 
Wolf J M 
Woodward A E 
sup'd 

Woodward B N 
Woolsey J 
York D Y 






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Supplies : 
Elevens W P 
Cook J C 
Haynes W P 
Hillman J W 
Long S D 
Martin VV B 
McNeil O 
Nunn R E 
Smith E L 
Spitzer J D 
Thompson H C 

Illinois 96-98 

Blaylock W D 
Brewer C P tr t 
Brewer R J 
Brown J D R 
Buckner H W sup 
Buford G M 
Bunnell J H 
Cagle C M 
Calvert T M 
Charlton H J 
Clawson G T 
Clendening A C 
Craig J N 
Crooks J D 
Cunningham W H 
Davis P L loc 
Dempsey W K 
Denton *J C 
Durard M M 
Edwards J M 
Ewing A J 
Garrett J E 
Gilmore G W 
Gordon J M 
Gregory S II tr t 
Gunnett E E 
Hall J A dis 
Hardaway R M 
Haun I R 
Henslev J F 
Hinckle D T * 
Hinckle J P 
Holt R P sup'd 
Howell R 
Jacobs R A 
•.Jacobs W W dis 
Jones G W 
Jones H K 
Lawrence L F 
Lewellen W B 
Lewis I H 
Long J M 
Mayhew C C 
McDaniel J W 
Nance G A tr f 
Nelson \V H 
Nesbit VY M 
Ogden .1 W 
Organ A G 
Purdue J F 
Reed H sup'd 
Rogers A F sup'd 
Rogers J F 
Rogers O T 
Rogers T sup 
Senter E F loc 
Smith C S 
Wamsley T E dec 
W alters'H N sup 
Wells R J 
Wesner D 
Westcott J W 
Wheeler HJ 
Wilkerson G N 
Wilson W C 

Supplies : 
Jacobs W W 
Morgan J A 
'Quinn J 
Whistnant W 

Indian Mission... 157-161 

Atkins G W 
Atkins P C 



Austin W B 
Averyt A N 
Baldwin J W tr t, tr f 
Baldwin W M tr t 
Belcher A M 
Berryhill D L 
Brewer T F 
Brown H J 
Bryce J Y 
Burks C W 
Butler M L 
Byrd L S loc 
Cameron E D 
Clark M A 
Cobb L W 
Cook A S 
Coppedge C M 
Cowart J W 
Derrick W S 
Edwards J dec 
Edwards J D 
Ely T C 
Fariss J T 
Florence J K 
Full W tr t 
Grass J M tr t 
Gross J M 
Grayson G 
Gvinstead R H 
Hall J T 
Holland J R 
Holland J W 
Hughes D W 
Jim boy W 
Keener J L 
Keith W M 
Lamar J S * 

Law N F tr t 
Lessenberry J J loc 
Little T 
Lloyd J W 
Long M D 
Lovett J A 
Lovett J J tr t 
Lvles H T 
Martin T A 
Mayberry F C tr t 
Mayberry T C tr f 
McClannahan E F 
McElhanon J 
McWhorter PT 
Mercado J J tr f 
Miller A K 
Miller J H 
Moore F M 
Moore J N 
Myatt C W 
Naylor F 

Parrot H C tr t, sup 
Pickens A C 
Pipkin W P 
Prim T II 
Randell J R tr t , tr f 
Rivers L W 
Roberts C F 
Roland J J 
Rowan J A 
Scivally J C 
Shaffer D E 
Shanks F E 
Shanks J O 
Shanks T O 
Sherwood F M 
Smith M A 
Southward J L 
Steavenson J B tr f 
Stucky L H 
Sturgeon M 
Suttle F M 
Terrell J H D 
Thompson J F 
Treadwell JWtff, 
tr f 

Tricky J A 
W agnon A A sup, trf 
W agnon ,T F 
W agnon M H 
Walker ,J H sup'd 
Warlick D D tr t 



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Whitehead J D tr f 
Williams J S sup'd 
Worley A J 
Y arborough G S 

Supplies: 
Armby C 
Armstrong J T 
Asburv M 
Baltiee G 
Bitting N 
Bogle A R 
Brown C M 
Calbert S 
Cowan R A 
Davenport J W 
Davis W M 
Durant T 
Frazier R S 
Gibson J A 
Gillum T C 
Godfrey J H 
Goode H H 
Green G 
Hawkins W 
Hunkapillar A B 
Irvin J I 
Jamerson G W 
Kermahubie 
Kerr P S 
Lane J P 
Lemming E M 
Mathis E J 
Mullins D D 
Murphy D C 
Reubusli G W 
Taylor J 
Towne J 
Wade W 
Watson W 
Wilburn D P 
Williams J B 

Japan Mission. ..162-163 

Bice Miss M F 
Davis W A 
Demaree T W B 
Dukes O A 
Gaines Miss N B 
Kin Miss Y M 
Lambuth J W 
Lambuth W R 
Moseley C B 
Nakayama E 
Newton J C C 
Rollins J M 
Shaw S 

Strider Miss L 
Tanaka Y 
Towson W E 
Usaki K 
Utley N W 
Wainright S H 
Waters B W 
Wilson W A 
Yoshioka Y 

Kentucky 13-16 

Anderson W H 
Arnold W E 
Baird R B 
Barker T W 
Bedinger D E 
Benton W T 
Boland JM 
Bolling W T 
Boswell C E 
Buffington G N sup 
Chamberlain W W 
Chandler M T 
Chandler O J 
Colgrove A E 
Cook T B 
Cooper D B 
Cooper W A 
Cosby B F 
Crutchfield G W 
Current J N sup 
Daughetee Y B 



Deering J R 
Deering R sup'd 
Deering S S sup'd 
Dickey J J sup 
Ditzler W H H 
Dodd T J 
Doran W J 
Duvall A F 
Ecklar W T 
Fitch J W 
Fizer J T J 
Froh G 
Gardner J W 
Gifford E P loc 
Godbey E H 
Godbey T J 
Green W W 
Grinstead W S 
Harris J W 
Henderson H G 
Henderson J A dec 
Hiner M W 
Hiner R 

Hockenberry S L 
Hoffman P H 
Holmes E E 
Hughes J W 
Humphrey C M 
Hunter J W 
Hyden G D dis 
Ison J N 
Johnson J J 
Johnson J M 
Jones A P 
Jones E N dis 
Kavanaugli H H 
Kavanaugh W B 
sup'd 

Kendall J R 
Lancaster R 
Lee R M 
Linney H M sup 
Mann E G B 
Mariman D H 
McClure E A 
McIntyre T J 
Means G H 
Minor J C sup 
Mitchell I W 
Morgan M P 
Nelson J R 
Noland F W sup 
Nugent C J 
Oney C F 
Pearce E H sup 
Peeples J R 
Peeples S W 
Penn W A 
Poage G B sup 
Poliitt F S 
Pope C 
Poynter W T 
Pryor W C dis 
Ragan G G 
Ragan W B 
Ralston T N sup'd 
Rand J 
Redd A 
Redd J D 
Reeves J 
Robertson D W 
Ross P J 
Rowland W T 
Savage E C 
Savage F A 
v Savage G S 
Savage J R 
Sawyer J A 
Sedwick B F sup'd 
Shoesmith W 
Southgate E L 
Sowell PA tr t 
Spates W W 
Speer S W 
Strother J P 
Struve F K 
Taliaferro T F 
Taylor W F 
Terrill E J 



Vaughn W F 
V aught JOA 
Waldrop W 
Walker H P 
Walker J S 
Wallace L G 
W are D P 
Wei burn D sup'd 
Welburn W D 
West J L 
Wightman R H 
Williams J H 
Williams J W 
Wilson J M 
Winter W H 
Wright H C 
Wright J E 
Wyatt W F 
York T E 
Young G W 

Supplies: 
Breese J T 
Clark M S 
Herron J H 
Kid well E K 
Lancaster B E 
McClure W W 
Richards E 
Shockley J B 
Vaught W P 

Little Sock 109-113 

Adams C L 
Adams W C tr f 
Atclilev R C 
Avery A sup'd 
Bayless C A 
Beard E L 
Blakeley J H sup'd 
Bolding T E 
Bolls D dis 
Bradford J H 
Brewer F N 
Brinkley C B 
Brooks H W tr f 
Browning W H 
Burns S N 
Caldwell J E sup'd 
Cameron G E loc 
Carr J F 
Cason J R 
Chapman MB tr f 
Christmas J Y 
Cline J M 
Clower J S tr t 
Colson J J 
Crowson W M 
Davis W J 
Dean S C 
Doak F P 
Dodson K W 
Douglass J M G 
Drake C W 
Evans A O 
Evans E N 
Evans W F 
Few B A 
Follen JF(r( 
Freeman W A loc 
Galloway AT trt 
Galloway E B tr f 
Garrett E 
Godden C C 
Gold J H 
Harrison W R 
Harvey J R 
Hawley L B 
Hebron W J 
Henderson J A 
Hill G M tr f 
Hill S A 
Hilliard W C 
Hunter A sup'd 
Jenkins A D 
Johnson B G 
Johnston L L 
Jones G C 
Keadle O H 



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Keeton B 
Keith C M 
Kelly A C 
Locke W F 
Logan G W 
Mannville M W 
Mathews G W 
McCann J T trf 
McCarty G W 
McKay R W 
McKinnon H D 
McLauchlan J 
McSwain C D 
Menefee J J 
Mills W W 
Montgomery C R 
Moore J R 
Moore R B 
Nicholson J S 
Parsons G V 
Pipkin E M tr t 
Pinnell J M 
Powell L M 
Preston W 
Rainey S W dis 
Kerry J W 
Rhodes J C 
Rice G W 
Richardson Z W 
dec 

Riggin J H 
Riley R T 
Robertson A M 
Rogers W J 
Rowdand R G 
Rushing E 
Rushing J R 
Sage J A 
Sanders J R 
Saunders R H 
sup'd 
Scott A S 
Scott B F 
Scott J W F 
Scott T D 
Scott W J sup'd 
Scruggs H B 
Sexton G S 
Shaw F ,J 
Sherwood J R 
Simmons A W sup'd 
Smart RDlrl 
Steel E R 
Steel W A 
Sturgis JMD 
Tarlton J J tr t 
Taylor J F 
Thomas J 
Thomas J B 
Thweat H D 
Townsend H sup 
Turrentine A 
Turrentine G S 
Turrentine J sup'd 
Yantrease J W 
Ware T H 
W atson B dec 
W atson E N sup'd 
Watson H H 
Whaling H M 
White B A 
Whitesides J D 
Williams J B 
Wilson E F 
Wilson L C 
Winfield AB sup'd 
Withers H R sup 

Supply : 
Duncan G W 

Les Angeles 17-19 

Adams A sup 
Adams S M sup'd 
Allbright WL sup'd 
Allen J W 
Allen R I 
Bailey R W 
Carpenter J E tr t 



Cason T F tr f 
Chase S M 
Chapman J S tr f 
Clayton P O sup'd 
Crothers O D 
Curtis T R 
Dimon S M tr t 
DuBose H M 
Dunbar E 
Dunlap A T 
Edington C C tr t 
Ellis L B 

Etheridge H T tr t 
Finley J F G 
Finley W A 
Fuller D F 
Hamilton W 
Harper E J 
Healy J 
Jenkins J S 
Johnson J B loc 
Knott E C sup 
Langston J M 
Mansfield T W tr f 
McDowell R W 
Moores W dec 
Oats Q A 
Parker R H 
Pierce W 
Pos W de R tr t 
Roberts E G 
Stradley W B 
Vaughan WEir! 
Weems J M 
Wright C C 

Supplies: 
Amon R H 
Harris C W 
McPherson J B 
Sanford C W 
Sherrard J H 
Talbert W G 

Louisiana ..87-91 

Ahrens H H 
Ahrens J B A 
Alexander B F dec 
Armstrong H 
Banks H M 
Barr D C 
Beard J M 
Bennett J O 
Blocker R M 
Bogan S S 
Boftz H J 
Brown J H 
Brown J M 
Calloway J H loc 
Carter C B 
Carter C W 
Cassity J B 
Clay A E 
Collier R SI 
Cornell N S 
Cornett A A 
Davies S J 
Davis J W tr t 
Davis R A 
Densen J E 
Densen E T 
Diffenweirth P H 
sup'd 

Dunstan W sup 
Evans C T 
Evans W G 
Faunt Le Roy T K 
Foster J F 
Foust E B sup’d 
Fulton J sup'd 
Galloway E B tr t. 
sup 

Gaskins W D 
Godfrey C R 
Greene G E 
Harp R J 
Harper J D 
Harry R 
Henderson W F 



Henry J M 
Hill W H 
Hocutt F G 
Hofl'panir J I 
Holliday S S 
Howell R P 
Isbell R S 
Jackson G sup'd 
Johns H S 
Johnson J M 
Keener C sup 
Keener S S 
Kelley J J 
Kent J B 
Knickerbocker 
H W 

La Prade W H 
Lallanee T L 
Lyons C M 
Mandeville G A 
Manlv M C sup'd 
May H W 
McClendon D H 
McDonald C E 
McVov A D Jr 
McVov A D Sr 
Medlock J W 
Miller J A 
Moore W 
Munholland C T 
Norwood N B 
Parker V N 
Parker F S 
Parker J A 
Par v in R 
Patterson J F 
Pierce J L 
Pipes J dec 
Porter W J 
Randle R 
Randle T S 
Ray J R 
Reames I T 
Reed L A 
Riddle J E 
Richard8onW A 
Sanders J S 
Sanders W F 
Sawyer J T 
Schulhle W 
Scurlock J F 
Seward C R 
Sheppard B H 
Sheppard J L P 
Singeltary E L 
Staples C F 
Stone J H sup'd 
Trippett R S sup'd 
Upton T J 
Van Valkenburgh 
D F 

Wailes A M sup 
Wailes E M 
Walker J B 
Walker R M dis 
White B F 
White II O 
White T B 
Whitley S II 
Williams J B 
Wimberly W tr f 
Wright J L sup'd 
Wynn J F 
Yancey E W sup'd 

Supplies: 
Gibson .1 L 
Grace R C 

Louisvill9 93-96 

Alexander G 
Alexander R C 
Alexander W sup'd 
Allen S C 
Archey W II 
Ashbrook F S 
Bennett R D 
Biggs B F 
Bigham J W 



Black W A 
Boggess C Y sup'd 
Bottomley E W 
Bottomlev T sup'd 
Bowles D S 
Brandon J C 
Brandon W C 
Breeding S K 
Browder L W 
Browder R W 
Brown J L 
Bunton JW sup'd 
Campbell D S 
Campbell G F 
Campbell L E 
Campbell R B 
Cashman W F 
Chandler J S 
Cherry J T 
Clarkson D C 
Cole W J 
Collie I) L 
Corbin W L 
Cottrell J B 
Coward S L C 
Crandell J R 
Crandell J S 
Crandell T L 
Crowe C R 
Crowe E M 
Crowe J W 
Crumbaugh G W 
sup'd 

CundiffB A 
Cundiff G F 
Davenport W T 
Davis P H 
Davison L B 
DeWitt A C sup'd 
DeWitt J F 
Dempsey J R sup'd 
Dennis G W 
Duvall P C 
Edrington J L 
Edwards P A 
Elgin V 
Emerson I W 
Everett G M 
Ford H M sup'd 
Foskett G E 
Foote U G 
Fraser A G 
Fraser J D 
Freeman J G 
Frogge T C 
Gaines H T 
Galloway J B 
Gentle A C 
Gibbons E M 
Gilliam J D 
Givan S 
Godbey W R 
Goodson J P 
Gregory S H tr f 
Guthrie J V 
Hall S X 

Hamblen W sup'd 
Hardison P T 
Harrelson E 
Harrison T G 
Hartford C F 
Hayes G H 
Hayes R F 
Hayes W C 
Hesson C W 
Hogard J P 
Hogard W F 
Hunter M M 
Joiner E E 
Joiner T V 
Kelley G C 
King G S 
King J E 
Lasley M N dec 
Lambuth W W 
Lawson J M 
Lee S L 

Leitchfield A D 
Lewis F E 



Lewis J A 
Lewis J W 
Love J W 
Love R C 
Loveall S J dis 
Lovelace S H 
Lucy W B 
Lyon A P 
Lyon G W 
Mann W W sup'd 
McConnell R T 
McCormick J T 
McCown R B sup'd 
McDaniel J S 
Mell A L 
Mitchell F A 
Mitchell J S 
Morrison E H 
Morton D 
Murrell J L 
Myers C W loc 
Newton S 
Orr B F 
Overton G H 
Pate E E 
Peters T C 
Petrie J C 
Piner W K 
Prine W W 
Randolph T J 
Redl'ord J F 
Reid J L 
Reid W T sup'd 
Richardson J H 
Riddick C B tr t 
Rivers R H sup'd 
Roe It H 
Roland T F 
Rose F M 
Rowley E 
Ruddell J J sup 
Rushing J T 
Russell L M 
Scobee J S 
Seav J B 
Settle II C 
Sheffer B F 
Shelley S G 
Shngart G W 
Sigler J D 
Smith C Y 
Smith E 
Spurrier S sup 
Stamper J L 
Stiles S P 
Stubblefield J P 
Summers II G 
Taylor J W sup'd 
Thomas R Y 
Thomas V P sup 
Thompson C 
Thrasher J M 
W alton D F 
Ward C D 
Waters JTfrf 
Watson J U 
Wells M II tr f 
Winfrey J T 
Young J H 

Supply: 
Smithson J 

Memphis ..57-61 

Adams s B sup'd 
Adams W W 
Banks G W 
Barrier W F 
Bell C C 
Bell J R 
Black ard J W 
Blackmon B F 
Blackwell R Y 
Boehm J C L trf 
Boswell T L sup'd 
Bransford E K 
Brasfield R E 
Brooks G K 
Burks J G 



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Butler W W dis 
Bynum F 
Carl J S 
Carlton W J 
Cason J H 
Cason T F trt 
Chambers S F 
Clark J G 
Clement J W dec 
Cole J H 
Coleman C A 
Collins D M K sup'd 
Collins J T C 
Cook W A 
Dallas A L 
Diggs W A 
Duckworth W L 
Dungan W A 
Elmore W T 
Evans D M 
Evans G W 
Evans J H 
Evans W H 
Feltz J H 
Fields P H 
Fife J A sup'd 
Flatt J M sup'd 
Fly J V 
Freeman W A 
Frost M H sup'd 
Gamble H C 
Garrett J H 
Graham E B 
Graves R E dec 
Hamilton E E 
Hamner W F tr f 
Hardin J R 
Hardin T W 
Harris B L 
Harris W T 
Harrison R S 
Haskill C A 
Hayes B A 
Heflev W G 
Hilliard C D 
Hines D L 
Holman T P sup'd 
Hood R W 
Hooks J C 
Humphrey R E 
Humphrey V D 
Jenkins W D 
Jewell S L 
Johnson H C 
Johnson W C 
Johnston H B 
Jones A W 
Jones J G 
Joyner J W 
King R M 
Knight J B 
Knott J W sup 
Lanier W O 
Lawrence JW tr t 
Leake M F 
Lee N W 
Love S B 
Lowrance J W 
Mahon R H 
Major J M sup'd 
Marr N R 
Martin G H 
Matthews W B 
Mauldin C J 
Maxwell J M 
McCoy W J 
McGill T J 
Meaders A J 
Midyett W M 
Miller W G 
Monk A 
Moody J A 
Mooney \V 
Moore *A C 
Moore W 
Moss J sup 
Murray W 
Naylor W J 
Newsom R W 



Norman R L 
Owens H B 
Parker O P sup 
Pearson J P 
Peebles B F 
Peeples G T 
Perry J sup'd 
Pettigrew T G 
Pickens J M 
Pigue R H 



Plumber E B sup'd Rodriguez E 
Prewitt A L trf Rodriguez J P 
Pritchett A L Romo S 

Ramsey E B San Miguel A 

Ramsey N P San Miguel M 

Ramsey T P Soto B 

Randle J sup’d Sutherland A I 

Renshaw J S Tafolla S 

RisenhooverBBsup Trevino M 

Roach B C Verduzco P G 

Roberts JH Uttppthw 

Ross DA SUPPLIES. 

Russell J A sup'd Hinojosa G 

Russell W A Osuna U 

Sanders L Pompa M 

Sanders T F Torres S 

Scott J M Villareal M 

Sears A N sup'd . . . „ 

Sellars W C Mississippi 1< 



Hoesch A Galloway G H ’ 

Kilgore S G trt Gann J M dec 
Marsh B G Griffin W T 

Mercado 3 3 trt Guice G A 
Osuna A Guice D F 

Perez M C Haney J P 

Pineda M V Harmon J W sup'd 

Quesenberry C Harrison N B 

Robertson E dec Hawkins H F dis 
Rodriguez C A Hawkins I F 

Rodriguez E Hays J D dec 

Rodriguez J P Hines W B 

Romo S Holland J H 

San Miguel A Holloman T B 

San Miguel M Howard P 

Soto B Howell H D 

Sutherland A H trf Howse P H 
Tafolla S Hunnicutt WLC 



Sewell W E 
Simmons T J 
Smith A C 
Smith T E 
Spence J M 
Stanley R L 
Stewart E H 
Sullivan G T 
Sullivan J D 
Taylor A S 
Taylor M M 
Taylor R V sup 



Trevino M Huntley W H 

V erduzco P G J ohnston P A 

„ Jones B sup'd 

Supplies: Jones B F 

Hinojosa G Jones J A B 

Osuna U Jones L J 

Pompa M Jones L S 

Torres S Jones R J 

Villareal M Jones W P 

Mississippi 137-142 Lam both J W 

Abbey R dec Langford D C 



Abney J T 
Adams T VV 
Anders G D 
Andrews C G 
Armstrong T Z 
sup'd 

Backus W G 



Langford D C 
Lewis B F 
Lewis B W 
Lewis H P 
Lewis W B 
Lewis W H 
Lin Held W L 
Little D A 



Ballard W E sup'd McDonald C 
Bancroft G McLaurin J W 



Barr R H 
Black W C 



Thomas A H sup'd Boone V V 
Thomas B B Bradford D P 

Throgmorton P G Bradford H tr 
Tollev H H Bradley R 



Treadwell J E 
Turner H J 
Walker J P 
Walker W F 
Ward L T 
Warmath J H 
Waters J W 
Waters M R 
Waters W C 
Weaver J L 
Weaver S 
Wells D C sup'd 
West R L 
Wheeler A J tr f 
Wiggins J T 
Wilkes T N 
Williams J dec 
Williams S H 
Wills J C 
Wilson A R 
Wilson G W 
Witt J H 
Witt R P trf 
Young W T C 

Supply: 
Atkins C H 
Cason J C 
Haynes A F 

Mexican Border 
Mission 171-173 

Acosta J 
Armendarlz P M 
Cantu C 
Cardenas A R 
Carter D W tr t * 
Chavez E 
Chavez J M 
Del Valle T tr t 
Ehlers P dis 
Ethridge H T tr t 
Galvan F N 
Gomez L 



Bradford H tr f 
Bradley R 
Breland R A 
Brown H C 
Brown J W 
Brown PM 
Brown T W 
Burton M L 
Caldwell H R 
Cam mack J G 
Cammack W W 
Campbell J C 
Carley L 
Cecil C D 
Chambers J W 
Clarke N M 
Cooper I W 
Cowan J M 
Crisler C W 
Crisler J W 
Crymes J D 
Currie W T 
Dawson W J 
Dominick W D 
Downer R B 
Drake B M 
Drake J P 
Drake W W loc 
Edgar E F 
Ellis D G W 
Ellis G R 
Ellis H M 
Ellis J A 
Ellis J C 
Ellison J W 
Enochs K S 
Evans C C 
Evans J H 
Featherstun F M 
Featherstun H W 
Ferguson W J 
Ferrer G W 
Flowers E A sup'd 
Forsythe G W 
Gale'R S 
Galloway J G 



Meador L P 
Meador W P dis 
Mellard H 
Mellen T L 
Merchant D sup'd 
Miller A D 
Miller M J 
Moore M H 
Moore W W dis 
Morse J M 
Morse W W 
Mounger E H 
Nicholson AB sup'd 
Nicholson J T 
Norsworthy R D 
Norsworthy T J 
Norton H L 
O’Quinn E B dis 
Parker J S 
Pearce L sup'd 
Peebles I L 
Penn J V 
Powell C A 
Price T sup'd 
Pugh J M 
Rawls B H 
Rawls E L 
Ravner B S 
Roberts N J 
Robertson I B 
Sandell J W 
Selby R 
Sibley J G 
Sibley R A 
Simmons W W 
Sims W R 
Skipper V D 
Smylie J J 
Ste vens W M * 
Strickland E R 
sup'd. 

Sullivan W M 
Thompson G H 
Tinnin J W 
Trevillion II B 
Tncker R W 
Vance J A sup 
Vandenburg H B 
Vickers G T sup'd 
W allace W W 



Ware J N 
Watkins A F 
Weems JM(r( 

West T S 
White ML 
Whittington J R 
Williams F M 
Winecoff T E 
Witt R F 
Wood L W r 
Woodward J H 
Woodward R S 
Woodward W T 
Young N B 

Supplies: 
Ferrell M 
Hays J R 
Henderson J R 
Huff J W 
Long J C 
Miller I 
Robinson J F 

Missouri 48-53 

Allen J S 
Allishouse M L 
Anderson J 
Atteberry S W sup'd 
Austin li A sup’d 
Babcock C sup'd 
Baker W M 
Bavley A V 
Beagle J A 
Beagle W B 
Bell W F 
Blakey J Y 
Bolen II C 
Bond H P 
Bone D F 
Bostwick E E 
Bounds E M tr t 
Bowles J S tr t 
Broadhurst C N 
Broaddus M B 
Browning A C 
Capp E M 
Carlyle E sup'd 
Carney J C 
Chapman M B tr t 
Clark A 

! Collett C W sup'd 
Conway D M dis 
Cooper F 31 
Cooper R H 
Cope S W sup'd 
Culbertson A B 
Dameron R M 
Davis II L 
Dempsey J M 
Dinwidtlie A G 
Divilbiss J R 
Dockery W E 
Edmondston J O 
Epperson D N 
Farrv T B 
Fawks L T 
Fielder B W 
Frazier J S 
French J II 
Garrett II C 
Garvin J W 
Gibson G 31 
Godbey J P 
Gray 3l L 
Grimes C 
Grimes F A tr t 
Groves H D 
Hager J H 
Hammond J D 
Hanna 3V A 
Hardin S S loc 
Herley C W 
HickeVson A S dis 
Hill C G 
Holland J 
Holliday O B 
l Houston J 1) sup'd 
Howerton R W 






Directory . 



Hoyle J M Li sup 
Hubbard J H sup’d 
Humphreys J V E 
Hunt J D 
Jackson J H 
Johnson B F 
Jones L W 
Jones M R 
Jones R P 
Kay H sup'd 
Keithley J W 
Kendali T R 
Kimsey J T 
Kindred J C 
Kirby H C tr t 
Ledbetter J H 
Leeper H T 
Lewis W H 
Linn L F 
Loyal J T 
Madison L B 
Maggart W C 
Marvin F 
Maughs S O 
McAnally C T 
McAllen D 
McCullen A 
McDonald J T 
McLeod L C > 
McMurry W F 
McMurry W W 
Medley W O 
Meffert J L 
Milam S H 
Miller E K 
Moore M 
Moreman J T 
Mumpower J A 
Myers H M • 

Nash IT 
Neal R M 
Nolan J P sup’d 
Noland LB trt 
•O’Bryen J M 
O’ Howell D C 
’Owen J W 
Packard W F 
Parvin W J 
Patterson TMsun’d 
Penn G W 
Penn J sup’d 
Penn T 
Penn W sup’d 
Penny D sup’d 
Petree T G 
Potter MT E sup’d 
Pritchett J H 
Proctor J M 
Ramsey J W 
Ready W T 
Renfro S H 
Reynolds EWlri 
Rice J B 
Rice W C 
Robson J 
Rogers J M 
Rooker J J 
Rooker W S 
Roper W H 
Rucker T M loc 
Rush L 
Rutledge E L 
Settle J M 
Shackleford D R 
Shackleford W G 
Sharp T E 
Shelton J H tr f 
Sherman C A 
Sherman D T sup’d 
Shilling C K tr t 
Shook J D 
Shores J F 
Siceloff L P 
Sipple B D 
Smith J S 
Smith W A 
Snarr J A 
Stitlx R T 
Swartz E B 



Swearingen T H 
Tanquary G 
Tanquary G E 
Taylor J L trt 
Thompson H D 
Todd J S sup’d 
Toole W sup'd 
Tucker C W dec 
Utter W H 
Vande venter C I 
Vaughan J R A 
Wailes J A 
Warren G J 
Warren W sup’d 
Wheeler WB<r( 
Wheeler W C 
White R 
Whitten T G 
Whitworth J O 
Wilkinson G H 
Williams Z M 
Winstead J T 
Wright G A 
Younger W H 
Youngman W A 

Supplies : 
Baird W C 
Penny P 
Smart S A 

Montana 6-6 

Bramble L 
Britt W M 
Clark R S 
Cockrill H B loc 
Couey A C 
Flowers T W 
Goulder W T 
Johnson J H tr f 
Lee E L 
Parnall J B 
Stanley E J 
Stateler L B 
Squires J E 
Tabor S B tr t 
W arren B E H 
W aggener W O 

New Mexico 9-10 

Allison J L 
Boggess O loc 
Brown D P tr t 
Burk W T 
Bush J D 
Clayton W D 
Cox J B loc 
Crutchfield I N 
Crutchfield J A 
Crutchfield J M 
Ellis L B tr t 
Govett C H 
Gregory C H tr t 
Jennings W B tr t 
Robinson W D 
Sanders J E 
Scoggins B B 
Stevenson J M 
Thomas B J H tr t 
Thomas S W 
Waugh B J 

Supplies: 
Gage J C 
Hodgson R 

North Alabama.. 129-136 

Akin J W 
\ Allison J F 
Anderson R W 
Andrews A L tr f 
Andrews W B 
Andrews W F 
Andrews W T 
Archibald R M 
Armstrong T 
Baird R B 
Barnes W F 
Bartee J T sup’d 



Bayless W B 
Bentlev R T 
Berry U P 
Black J T 
Blythe S V 
Boulley D W 
Boyd G E 
Brandon F T J 
Brandon F W 
Branscomb L C 
Braswell J H 
Briggs GW tr f 
Brindley P K 
Brown E L 
Burns D A 
Butt M E 
Cain L W dis 
Cary J W 
Chappell A J 
Cochran B H O 
Coleman J L sup’d 
Copeland AG sup'd 
Coons R W 
Craddock E P 
Crow G L 
Crow J J 
Culver F P 
Darsey L H 
Davis'H G 
Davis J S 
Davis W J loc 
Dimon S H tr f 
Dobbs C L 
Dobbs S L 
Dorman W W 
Dowling Z A 
Driskill G E 
Driskill W C 
Duncan D dec 
Dupree J N sup 
Dye D T 
Ellis J D 
Emerson E D 
Emerson S R 
Ferguson J L 
Finch E V L 
Foust W E 
Fulmer E 
Gardner F H 
Gay S 

Glasgow J S 
Glenn E M 
Godbey C sup'd 
Green L H tr f 
Gregory J B 
Hamilton H S 
Hamilton J H loc 
Hardin T W tr f 
Hays T W 1 
Hawkins M M tr f, 
loc 

Hawkins V O 
Heard J A 
Hearn W C sup'd 
Hensley C M 
Herndon W F 
Herring C L 
Hewitt G L loc 
Hewlett F K 
Holmes L A 
Horton W O 
Hosmer S M 
Howard H C 
Hullett R S 
Igou J M 
Jenkins G L 
Jennings J H 
Johnson M E 
Johnston L G 
Jones A B 
Jones E W 
Jones T O 
Kerr T A 
Kirk W R 
Lassiter C S D 
sup’d 

Lea B F dec 
Lee A J dis 
Leith D 



Leslie J H 
Lester S R 
Lockhart J D 
Mabry W E H 
Maddox A J 
Marks J S sup'd 
Mason G J sup'd 
Matthews H S 
Matthews S F 
McCain J E sup’d 
McCain T B 
McCann J E tr f 
McCarty T R tr f 
McCov J H 
McCoy W C dec 
McDonald D S 
McDowell W McD 
McGiboneyC E 
McIntosh W M 
McWhorter E H 
Melton I Q 
Miller J T 
Millican J T 
Montgomery W A 
Morris J C trt 
Morris J T 
Morris M N 
Newman J W 
Nicholson E 
Nicholson R 
Nicholson W D 
sup'd 

Norton E B 
Norton J W 
Oliver C D sup’d 
O’Neal C C 
Parish D L 
Parker J M 
Parker Z A 
Pattillo W T 
Persinger J C 
Price E H 
Ragan T W 
Rafis H B 
Read G W 
Reid W^ J 
Rice C M 
Rice W L 
Riddick C B tr f 
Riley PP 

Roberts E F S sup'd 
Roberts T P 
Robertson J S 
Rogers F A 
Sandford W F 
Sergeant I B 
Self N H sup’d 
Shoemaker JW 
Simpson J D 
Simpson W K 
Slaughter T G 
Smith G G 
Smith G H 
Smith M R 
Smith S B 
Speer R A 
Spencer J W 
Strout H T 
Sturdivant F J 
Taylor C 
Thompson R A 
Tiei’ce T K 
Timmons R A 
Trawick H loc 
Tucker J W 
Turner W W 
W ade W M 
W al ker J G sup’d 
W alston R P 
Ward D W 
Warren J 
Wells M H tr t 
West A 
West S P 
White G A 
Whitehurst A S 
Whitten L F 
Whitten M L 
I Wilkins J T 



Williams J I 
Williams J L 
Williams M G 
Williams W sup’d 
Wilson L M sup 
Wilson R J 
Wilson T M 
Wilson W B 
Woodall W B dis 
Worsnop J W 

Supplies: 
Breckenridge W D 
Clegg J H 
Cole C B 
Copeland T 
Cowan J W 
Culpepper J B 
Davis W W 
Doss P A 
Ensey J K 
Epperson CEE 
Gibson G 
Green G W 
Gregory W I 
Haddaway J D 
Hawkins W P 
Holmes O M 
Horton H J 
Jewell S 
Lane J E L 
McDonald W P 
Mills W L 
Millstead H M 
Otts F M 
Owen W C 
Sims L C 
Smith W J 
Snugg R N 
Stewart B 
Wilson R 
Wilson R L 
Witte S H H 
Yarbrough W M 
North Carolina 72-76 

Abernethy J T 
Adams S D 
Allred B C 
Anderson H B 
Ashby J M 
Avent I W sup 
Bailey J B sup'd 
Barker J J 
Beaman R C 
Best M T 
Retts A D 
Bishop F A 
Black W S 
Bobbitt J B sup 
Bradshaw M 
Bristowe J E 
Broom R H 
Browning T J 
Bruton D R sup’d 
Bunvpass R F 
Bundy J D 
Burton R O sup 
Cain C W 
Call W H sup 
Chaffin L M 
Chaffin W S 
Cole Hi 
i Cole J N 
! Coltrane N E 
Cordon J H 
Creasy W S tr f 
Crisp J C sup 
Crowson W J * 
Culbreth B B 
Culbreth D dec 
Cuninggim W L 
Cunninggim J A 
Daily T J 
Davis E H 
Davis W S 
Doub W B 
Draper J T 
DuRant C O 




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Earnhardt D L 
Edwards F M tr f 
Etheridge L S 
Everton W Y 
Finlayson J T tr t 
Fisher G W 
Forbes W A 
Foy M sup'd 
Fntrell D A 
Galloway W F 
Gattis T J 
Geddie D C 
Gibbs J T 
Giles J H M 
Gilliam R B 
Glenn E C 
Green J A 
Greening P 
Grissom W L 
Guthrie J O 
Guyton X H 
Hall B R 
Hall J H 
Harley G G 
Harrison Z T 
Herman P L 
Hix M D 
Holden L J 
Holder B B 
Holmes K D 
Hooker X A sup'd 
Hornaday J A 
Hoyle S V 
Hunt MJ tr t 
Hux’ley J B 
Ivey T N 
Jackson H McR 
Jenkins J W 
Jerome C P 
John R B 
Johnson J G 
Johnson L L 
Jones J C 
Jurney X M 
Keen j A 
Keen J L 
Langston G D 
Lovin T C stup'd 
Lowder J M tr t 
Lyon J T 
M’artin J B sup'd 
Martin J W 
Massey L L 
McCall F B 
McCall J C 
McCullen A 
McFarland M M 
Moore W B 
Moore W H 
Moorman R J 
Moses T C sup'd 
Xash L L 
Xelson J G 
Norman W C tr t 
North J W sup'd 
Oglesby G A 
Parker X J 
Pegram J D 
Pell E L sup 
Perry G B 
Pope E 
Porter J J 
Puckett W H 
Reeks T B sup 
Reid D 
Reid F L 
Rhodes J M 
Ricaud T P sup 'd 
Robinson C 
RoneW S 
Rose E E 
Rose W W 
Rouse J A 
Ryder O 
Sanford J 
Sawyer J R 
Seabolt N I* 

Sell E C 

Shamburger F M 



Sharpe V A 
Sherrill C F 
Shore J H 
Simmons G T 
Smith C W 
Smith G F 
Starling G W 
Stanley E L 
Stanley H G 
Swindell F D 
Taylor R F 
Thomas M C sup'd 
Thompson J B 
Thompson J E 
Thompson L E 
Townsend R W sup 
Townsend W H 
Troy R P 
Tuttle D H 
Tuttle M H 
Usrey J F 
Underwood J E 
Vernon J dis 
Warlick R L 
Watkins D A tr t 
Watson X M 
Wheeler J H sup'd 
White I A 
Wilcox E B 
Willis R A 
Wilson X H D 
Wilson W A tr/ 
Wood M L 
Wyche G E sup'd 
Y ates E A 

Supplies: 
Becton F S 
Butt J F 
Carraway J 
Frizelle J H 
Gurganus J W 
Hoover J T B 
Jones W F 
Marlow J M 
Xewlin J R 

North Goorgia 76-86 

Adams A S sup 
Adams H J 
Akin E K 
Allen B P 
Allen J B 
Anderson W D 
Andrews G C sup 
Ansley J J 
Armstrong J M 
. sup'd 
Arnold M W 
Askew J S 
Austin W B 
Bailey J W sup'd 
Baker J W sup'd 
Balis J F 
Ballenger E W 
Baxter J H dec 
Bavs W W 
Beik S R 
Bell W T 
Bigham R J 
Bigham R W 
Bond W M D 
Bowden J M 
Bradley H S 
Bradley H S Jr 
Branhan II F tr/ 
Branham W R sup'd, 
Branham W R Jr 
Bright J M sup'd 
Brinsfield W W 
Brown D C 
Brown F P 
Brown J W tr t ' 
Bryan J S 
Bugg A H S 
Burgess J P 
Caldwell W T 
Calloway M 
O ampbell R L 



Candler W A 
Cantrell A C 
Cantrell F D 
Cary C C 
Chambers J sup'd 
Christian T J 
Church F L 
Clements S D sup 
Cofer M J 
Coggin L D 
Colley W F 
Conaway C A 
Conner R A sup'd 
Cook E R 
Cook W F 
Cotter W J 
Crumley H L 
Curtis J T 
Daniel J H 
Davidson J C loc 
Davies H R 
Daves J T Jr 
Davis J F 
Deavors A J dec 
Dickey J E 
Dillard M H 
Dillard W B 
Dodge W A 
DuBose R T 
Dunbar W 
Dunlap W C 
Duval G W 
Eakes J H 
Eakes M H 
Eakes R F 
Echols A D 
Edmondson H L 
Edwards D M tr / 
Edwards M H 
Edwards T J 
Edwards T S 
Ellis II J 
Embry H L 
Embry J S 
England J E 
England R B O 
England S R 
Evans C E 
Evans S D 
Farr G W 
Fariss W A 
Foote W R 
Fox W C 
Fraser B F 
Gibson J T 
Gibson T H 
Gilreath J W F tr f 
Glenn W F 
Gray E A 
Green LA tr f 
Green B II tr / 
Green L H 
Griner G W 
Hamby M G sup'd 
Hamby W T 
Hamilton W T 
Hanson W G 
Harris A S 
Harwell J H 
Harwell R J sup'd 
Harwell T S L sup'd 
Heard P A sup 
Ileidt J W 
Hendrick E T dec 
Holland J B 
Hopkins I S 
Hudson F S 
Hughes A J 
Hughes F G 
Hughes G sup 
Hunnicutt W T 
Irvine W T 
Jackson C 
Jamison C A 
Johnson R R 
Jones R H sup 
Jones S P 
Kendall T R 
Kennedy J J N tr f 



Kennedy W R 
King G T 
King J R 

Langford F P sup'd 
Leake S 
Ledbetter S B 
Lee J W 
Lester A 
Lewis J R 
Lewis W 
Little J H 
Lovejoy W P 
Lowe J T 
Lowry J M 
Lupo "J L dec 
Lyle L M 
Magath J 
Malsby M F sup'd 
Marks E C 
Martvn R P 
Mastiburn J H 
May son J R sup 
McBreyer X E 
McCarty T F 
McCarty T R tr t 
McClesky F W 
McClesky J R 
McCrarv J W tr f 
McRee F 
Milton J D 
Mixon J F 
Moon J L 
Moore J S 
Morgan J J sup 
Morris II W 
Morris JVM 
Morrison II C 
Murrah E G sup 
Murdock W 
Myers J X 
Myrick D J * 

Xeese L P sup 
Newton H M 
Norman W T sup 
Norris J T sup 
Orr G J 
Oslin W W dec 
Owens J M 
Owens C S 
Palmer X H sup'd 
Parker J R 
Parks H H 
Parks W A 
Pattillo C E trt 
Pattillo C L 
Payne B F sup 
Perryman JL sup'd 
Pierce T F 
Pope A B 
Pope J D 
Potter W H dec 
Quillian A W 
Quillian H M 
Quillian J B C sup'd 
Quillian O B 
Quillian J W 
Quillian W F 
Rees E B 

Reynolds F F sup'd 
Reynolds J A 
Richardson J T 
Richardson S P 
Rivers W P 
Roberts J W sup 
Robins J B 
Robison W F 
Rogers R W sup 
Rogers S W 
Rorie J E 
Rorie T O 
Rosser J A sup'd 
Rosser J E 
Rush L sup'd 
Russell J E 
Ryburn P M 
Sanders B 
Sappington J S L 
Sasnett B H 
Scott W J sup'd 



Seale R A 
Seals T A 
Sewell J A 
Sewell J M 
Sliaw S 

Shea VV D sup'd 
Simmons O C 
Simmons W A dec 
Singleton J J sup'd 
Singleton W L 
Smith E dec 
Smith F R 
Smith G G sup*d 
Smith H M 
Smith J R sup 
Smith M D 
Smith W F 
Smith W P 
Speer W H 
Speir J 
Speck J R 
Spence C C 
Stanton E M 
Stevens W S 
Stipe J W 
Strozier H M 
Tarpley VV E 
Taylor J W 
Thomas A C 
Thomas GW 
Tilley A A tr f 
Timmerman J A 
Timmons BEL 
Timmons T H 
Trammell B H 
Tumlin J M 
Turner T J 
Tyson J F tr f 
U nderwood M L 
Verdel C M 
Wadsworth W W 
Walton F 
W are J L 
Warlick T J 
Watkins J W G 
Weathers C V 
Weaver A B tr f 
White J M 
White M H dec 
Williams A W 
Williams M S 
Winn W M 
Winter L P 
Wood E II 
Wood W J 
Wootten W L 
Worley A G 
Yarbrough G W 

Supplies : 
Atkinson J C 
Braswell S H 
Burtz J A 
Cooper W A 
Crowe J M 
Davenport W I* 
Davis C C 
Davis I G 
Dowdell C E 
Eakes R A 
Edmondson J E 
Ellis J H 
Gober J W 
Hamlin R 
Hughes T C 
Ivey J L 
Ledford X C 
McClure R 
Newton H M 
Parsons X A 
Quillian C 
Ragsdale F A 
Seaborn F R 
Sampler W G 
Simmons W A 
Sorrow J C 
Stilwell W R 
Sullivan J N 
Taylor J W Jr 



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North MiMiosi|pi..65-72 

Anderson J W 
Augustus N G 
Babb D W 
Bachman G W 
Barnes J M 
Barnett W T 
Bass W D trf 
Bates J W sup 
Bell J W 
Boswell J W 
Bowen J A 
Boyd S B 
Bowlin W A 
Bowling J L 
Brantley C R A loc 
Brooks J H sup'd 
Brooks J J 
Brown G W dec 
Brown R O 
Buck A T 
Buck J E 
Burroughs R A 
Burroughs W D 
Burt W J 
Calloway R C 
Cameron J D 
Cameron T 
Carson S B sup'd 
Casey E H 
Clark W A 
Clifford T W 
Cogdell D L 
Cogdell D M sup 
Crow H P 
Cunningham J T 
Davenport J M 
Davis R M 
Dearing A B loc 
Dollar W A 
Dorman J W < 

Dye T W 
East B R 
Edmonson H C 
Ellis R A lr/ 

Ellis S A sup'd 
Evans J F 
Evans R M 
Fly W D 
Foster A J 
Foster T L 
Foust D C 
Freeman T G 
Fullilove R P, 
Geddie D M 
Gibbs H P 
Gladnev R H B 
Goar R'P 
Gordon G W 
Graves W L 
Grisham C C 
Hampton J M sup'd 
Hargrove T B 
Harris J B 
Harris W C 
Harrison W S sup 
Harrison K M 
Honnoll .T W 
Honnoll M H 
Houston A A sup'd 
Howell J T 
Huggin J M 
Jaco B P 
Jacobs G H 
Johnson E 
Johnson J 
Jones K A 
Jones Y J 
Kendall A 
King J R D 
Koon O N 
Lagrone W S 
Bangley A W 
Beech A P 
Beech J H 
Bester W C 
Bewis E S 
Bewis T W 



Bipscomb G H 
Bipscomb B M 
Bong S D tr f 
Bowe J C 
Bowry T J sup'd 
Buter J W 
Malone J W 
Malone T B 
Massey J M 
McCullough W D 
Meek R A 
Minims J C 
Mitchell J H 
Moody J T dec 
Moon E H 
Morehead H C 
Morehead R C tr f 
Moss W W 
Mur rah W B 
Newsom J D 
Oakley J S 
O’Bryant W J 
Owen C H dec 
Park J C 
Perkins C W 
Phillips B F 
»’oe J A 
Porter J 
Porter R G 
Poston J W 
Price J W 
Rainey W R sup'd 
Ramsey J W 
Ramsey T Y Jr 
Ramsey T Y Sr dec 
Randolph J A 
Raper J W 
Rayner B S 
Ritchey J 
Roberson J R sup 
Rodgers J R dis 
Rogers J H 
Rogers W F 
Rook E H 
Sage A P 
Saunders W H 
Savage O B 
Shipman W S 
Shumaker J H 
Smith J H 
Spencer F P 
Standefer R M 
Stone J B 
Sullivan B B 
Sullivan W T J 
Terry C N sup'd 
Thames S M 
Thomas J E 
Treadwell J W tr t 
Tucker H R 
Tumlin M E 
Vaughn H L 
Wheat J J 
Whitehurst J A loc 
Whitson F A 
Wier T C 
Williams W W 
Woollard W W 
Worsham L D 
Wyatt J M 
Young HM 
Young B R dis 
Young W M 

Supplies: 
Braswell A 
Cole R F 
Edge W W 
Gray B C 
McNabb E H 
Pittman C H 
Woodruff J C 

North Texas 53-57 

Adair J B 
Adkisson J W 
Agee H K 
ATderson E W 
Alderson J F 



Allen J R 
Angel J B 
Archer J F 
Archer P C 
Ashburn I S 
Ashburn S A 
Ayers W T 
Ball S B 
Ballard C B 
Beckham J W 
Beckham T J 
Benson A C 
Binkley J M 
Blackburn J W 
Blackburn M C 
sup'd 

Blaylock M L 
Bludworth J T 
Bludworth W J 
Bounds B H 
Boyd E S trf 
Brewer A H sup'd 
Brice I M 
Brown 1 > T 
Brown R N 
Brown W H 
CaiT J C 

Chalk J W sup'd 
Chenault R M 
Clark A W 
Clark E M dec 
Clark 1 W 
Clark W F 
Clifton J W 
Clifton W L 
Cobb S S 
Cock C J sup'd 
Coppedge W A 
Crutchfield S 
Davis C C 
Davis W R sup'd 
DeJernett E C 
Duff W K sup 
Dunn J M 
Dunn M M 
Durr T A C loc 
Eaglebarger P R 
Easterling W F 
Edwards W A 
Evans M tr t, tr f 
Fladger C B 
Fowler C J 
Gardner D W 
Gibson A W 
Gober J B 
Godbey J 
Gorsline R S 
Graham W W 
Gregory C H tr t,tr f 
Hanson B A 
Hardy G C 
Harless C M 
Harrison L W 
Hay W 
Hayes B T 
Hendrix A F 
Hicks R C 
Hill J W 
Hodnett W F 
Hudgins J D 
Hughes W H 
Hunter J H 
Hunter J N 
Jamerson G A 
Jameson J 
Jenkins M G 
Jones C O 
Jones J R 
Jones S W 
Jordan W E 
Ken- J A 
Keith J H tr t 
Kirkpatrick J T 
Lamb C E 
Lane R sup'd 
\ Lavender J I 
Leatlierwood W M 
Lewis J B 
Little N C dis 



I Lively B P sup'd 
Lovett J A tr f 
Mabery F C tr t 
Manning W R 
Martin D J 
May W S 

McDougalACsun’d 
McDugald J 
McGee B H 
McKee J M 
McKee J S 
McLean J H 
McVoy E C 
McWhirter C I 
Milam T J 
Miller F O 
Miller S W 
Miller T L 
Minnis J B 
Minnis T J 
Moore H O 
Moore J C 
Morris T H 
Morris J L 
Morrow W T 
Mountcastle W D 
Murrill E M 
Murphy J W 
Naugle* L L 
Neely M H sup 
Nelson R R 
Nelson S 
Nichols G T 
Nichols J M 
Palmer L F 
Parker Z 
Patterson W B 
Pearson F C 
Peele C H 
Peterson J M 
Phillips U B 
Pierce J F 
Pierce T R 
Pi r tie 11 M 
Powers J B 
Powers R M 
Rabb J B sup'd 
Rainey R G sup'd 
Randall J C sup'd 
Randle J R trt,sup 
Reed W P sup'd 
Revnolds J H 
Riddle S C 
Riggin C N 
Rippey W M P 
Robbins W M 
Rodgers J P 
Rogers H C 
Rosser F A 
Shearer M W 
Shelton W M trf 
Sherwood J F 
Sherwood T E 
Shrader H P 
Smith H E 
Smith I S 
Smith L P tr t 
Smith PL 
Spragins E L 
Stafford J A 
Stephenson W H 
Stuckey W A 
Sweeton J M 
Thomas l Air t 
Thomas O P 
Thomas O S 
Thompson E B 
Vinson J E 
Wages J R 
Wagnon A A tr t, 
sup 

W alker W B 
Weaver J C 
Weaver S 
Webster B H 
Wheeler W D 
White J H 
Whitehead J D trt 
WhittenburgJBdec 



Williams C C 
Williams E S 
Woodson J 
Woodward I M 
Wyatt J A 

Supplies: 

Cook S D 
Lane T B 
Nash A R 
Rogers J A 
Taylor W 
Yet ton J L 

N. W. Mix. Mis.. 153-161 

Cavener 3 Q, trt 
Corbin J F 
Crasto J 
De la Garta M 
De Leon A 
Del V alle R E tr t 
Deviatu D F 
Elliott R C 
Escalante I sup , tr f 
Grado P 
Hernandez H L 
Kilgore S G tr f 
King W D 
Maldonado J O 
Quinones E 
Rivera I S trf 
Vasquez P 
Villanado M 

Supplies: 
Breto J 
Bustamente J 
Thomas J A 

Northwest Texas.102-103 

Adams T L 
Adams W M 
Addison O M sup'd 
Adkinson J W 
Adkisson J W tr t 
Annis J T L 
Armstrong C C 
Armstrong J M tr t 
Armstrong E L 
Armstrong R C 
Armstrong T S 
Bachman J W R 
Badgett B F 
Bailey C V 
Bailey E A 
Baker J M 
B arcus E R sup'd 
Bare us J M 
Bass W Dtrt 
Bates E T 
Bennett N B 
Bishop H 
Bludworth J T 
Boaz H A 
Bolton B R 
Bond J M 
Boone E F 
Bourland H A 
Bovd G F 
Bradford H tr t 
Bruce G W 
Burks I N 
Burks J A 
Calhoun G M 
Calloway J P 
Canafax J J 
Caperton W E 
Carraway A E 
Carroway A E tr & 
Carpenter J sup'd 
Carter J C 
Chambliss J H 
Chapman J S tr t 
Childress J P trt 
Clark G S 
Collat’d J H 
Collins L F s p'd 
Connor W G sup’d 
Cox J F dec 




Directory. 

Vaughan S J . 

V aughan W dec 
Vaughan W H 
Walker J E 
Waikup J A 
Walkup J W sup'd 
Wallace J A 
W allace E R 
Welborn R W „ 
West C D 
Wilson G D 
Wilson W P loc 
Winburne F M 
Wiseman J H 
Wright C R 
Wright S P 
Wyatt G S 
Yell M sup'd 

Supplies: 
Eason T C 
Morton U J 
Oden R 
Templin G W 
Tooley R J 
White J T 
Young C W 

Pacific 28-30 

Allen R F 
Anderson TUB 
Andrews W P 
Atkinson T A 
Bachelor J 
Bane A C 
Barton T C sup'd 
Bauer D 
Baugh G 
Beasley R F sup 
Blankenship P N 
Belvil D T 
Booher W A 
Boyns R dec 
Briggs R J 
Brown J M 
Brown S 
Burris B F 
Christian H C 
Compton J R 
Cooper W H 
Coffin W F 
Datte M dis 
Dillard L A 
Dorsey J D 
Duke T 1« 
Edmonson W E 
Emory J 
Few A P 
Garrison E A 
Gough M J 
Goulder C N 
Gruwell J sup'd 
Hannon J 
Hargis L D sup 
Hedgpeth J 
Howard B C sup'd 
Hunsaker A L 
Hutton J S 
Hyden J C 
Johnson J H trt 
Mahon W J 
McKnight H M 
Millington Z P 
Neal J H 
Neate H 
Needham Z J 
Newton G H 
Odum A 
Page P F 
Patillo C E tr t 
Paul A L 
Pendergrast J C 
\ Phillips W E 
Rankin C Y 
Ray J W 
Reams A R 
Reeve S T 
Renfro L C 
Rice D M sup 
I Roberts J F 



Dagnall R R 
Daniel J W \ 
Daniel W W 
Dantzler D D 
Dantzler D Z 
Darby O A 
Dargan M 
Davis G W 
Davis J C 
Dent T M 
Dickson J W 
Duffle R L sup'd 
Duncan W B 
Duncan W M 
Earle A B 
Elkins J W 
El well S P H 
Ferguson M M 
Franks R P sup'd 
Fridy S M sup | 
Frierson J D 
Gatlin G W sup'd 
Gilbert A A dec 
Gleaton W C 
Grier B M 
Grier J E 
Hamer L M sup'd 
Harden W M 
Harley J L 
Harmon C G tr f 
Harmon G T 
Herbert T G 
Herbert W I 
Hodges E T 
Hodges W H tr f 
Holroyd R L 
Hook M W 
Hucks D 
Humbert J W 
Hutto W sup'd 
Jackson A W sup 
Johnson L A 
Jones B G dec 
Jones R H 
Jones S sup'd 
Jones S B 
Jones W W 
Kelly M B 
Kilgo J C 
Kilgo J W 
Kilgo P F 
Kirkland W D 
Kirton P L 
Kirton W H 
Kistler P F 
Lander S 
Lawton W H 
Leard S sup'd 
Lester A H sup'd 
Ligon T C 
Loyal L C sup'd 
Loyless E B 
M ah alley J E 
Mann C *D 
Manning J 
Martin W S 
Mason E W 
McCain J K 
McKissick E M 
McRoy J W 
Meadors W P 
Melton N K 
Merritt E M 
Mood H M 
Mood J A 
Mood W W sup'd 
Morris T E 
Mouzon H C 
Munnerlyn T W 
sup'd 

Murray J W dec 
Murray P A 
Neeley* J W 
Neville J J sup'd 
Newberry 1 J sup'd 
Noland J*H 
O’Dell'T C 
Oliver R C dec 
Owen J 
Pate J T 



Robertson E H 
Russell B H sup'd 
Sawrie R A 
Sharbrough M B 
Shelton J G 
Simmons J C 
Singleton H R t r t 
Staton F M 
Steel C O 
Swan W G 
Taylor I dec 
Taylor W D 
Towson WE 
Walters A F W - 
Ward J M 
Wilson R P 
Winters W M 
Winton J B 
Wood J 

Supplies: ' 
Beasley R F 
Clark C E 
Du Bose H M 
Martin A 
Mohn H C 

South Carolina... 142-149 

Abercrombie J S 
Anderson J F 
Archer E L sup 
Ariail J W 
Ariail W H 
Attaway A M 
Attaway A W 
Attaway J 
Attaway J P 
Auld F sup'd 
Baker W B 
Banks M L 
Barber R W 
Barre W E 
Beard J E 
Beasley J S 
Beaty L F 
Bellenger N G 
Bellinger L S 
Berry A F 
Berry B O 
Best A H 
Bethea H C loc 
Bethea S J 
Betts J R loc 
Betts W A 
Bissell J C 
Blackman S T 
Blanchard S S 
Boyd D P 
Boyd G M 
Boyd J M 
Brabham M M 
Brown D R 
Brown J W tr f 



Lindsley C E 
LittlepageSC trtjtrf 
Little M K 
Lloyd W F 
Long A 
Lowe S W 
Mackey J 
Major M H 
Marshall J F tr t, trf 
Maxwell E J 
McCarver C S 
McCarver J S sup'd 
McLeskv J E loc 
McCullough W S P 
McKeown W B 
McLaughlin N M 
Melugin W T 
Miller A K trf 
Miller JG 
Mills I L 
Mills M 
Mitchell F T 
Montgomery J W 
Moody M L 
Moon R D tr t 
Morgan D 
Morris I Z T tr t 
Morris R M 
Morriss S 
Moss W H 
Mussett J P 
Nance G A trt 
Neal J F sup 
Nelms W L 
Nelson J R 
NorwoodTBsup, trf 
Odom J D sup 
Oswalt C V 
Owens G W 
Patterson T G 
Peeler J sup'd 



Cox V V 
Crockett J D 
Culbertson AT 
Dameron E D trf 
Daniel C W 
Davis A sup'd 
Davis C 
Davis J I 
Davis J J 
Davis J S 
Davis MET 
Derrick W Alec 
Dickey D H sup 
Dickinson J W 
Duncan T 
Bunn R F 
Elder J B 
Ellis D C 
Ellis R A trt 
Ellis S B 
Evans Mtrt,trf 
Evans C A trt 
F'air G F 
Ferguson CNN 
Field C S 
Ford W B 
Franks S J 
Galligher C E 
Galloway R V 
Gardner J A 
Garvin W P 
Gassaway B F 
Gibson J N 
Gilleland W A 
Glass H M 
Goode R H 
Grant J sup'd 
Graves W F sup'd 
Graves W W 
Gravis P W sup'd 
Green G A 
Gregory C H tr t,tr f 
Griswold J T 
Hacket J M 
Hall J 
Hall J W 
Hall R A 
Hallenbeck M L 
Hammond F V tr t 
Hampton J W 
Haralson J 
Hardy G S 
Harris G W 
Harris J J 
Harris W H 
Harris W L 
Harrison E T 
Hawkins W E 
Hay S R 
Heiser R S 
Henderson W W 
Henry H B 
Henson J R 
Hightower E 
Hightower I E 
Hilburn T B 
Hilburn W C 
Hollars J M 
Holmes D T 
Hosmer J T sup'd 
Hotchkiss M S 
Hulse J P sup'd 
Hussey A 
Irvin C W 
Irvin G J 
Irvin M K loc 
Jackson B F 
Johnson J M dec 
Johnson M B 
Jolly H C 
Jones J M sup'd 
Jones P M 
Jones W V 
Jordan C D 
Keen N A 
Kizziah J W sup'd 
Lasseter T J 
Le Fevre W F trf 
he Fevre WHlr< 
Lemons W J 



Powell J sup'd 
Price W 
Putman J G J 
Ragsdale T C 
Rascoe J T • 

Ray F P sup 
Raymond R R 
Read N B 
Reese J sup'd 
Reeves I N sup'd 
Reynolds MD sup'd 
Roberts A B 
Rogers L G 
Rogers M W 
Rogers T W 
Rowland C 
Sansom J W 
Sawyer S B 
Scott S S sup'd 
Sherman J M 
Shelton W M trt 
j Shutt C J 
Simmans E W 
Simpson R H 
Simpson W K 
Smith A P 
Smith E A 
Smith M M 
Snoddy B A 
Snow J N 
South H W sup'd 
Sproule W tr t 
Stanford T sup'd 
Stark D C 
Steele J R 
Stephens B M 
Stockton W R D 
sup’d 
Story J W 
Summers G C tr t 
Sweet E M 
Sw offer d G W sup'd 
Terry W H 
Thomason B A 
Trimble A B 
Trimble J H 
Tunnell J S 
Vaughan H H 
Vaughan S C 



Brown M sup’d 
Browne H B 
Browne S H sup'd 
Brunson A N 
Calhoun D A 
Campbell J B 
Capers W T 
Carlisle J E 
Carlisle J M sup'd 
Carlisle M L 
Carson W siip'd 
Cauthen A J 
Cauthen A J Jr 
Chandler J C 
Child R A 
Chreitzberg A M 
Chreitzberg H F 
Clarke W A 
Clarkson N B 
Clifton J A 
I Clyde C H 
Clyde T J ^ 



Connolly M A sup'd 
Copeland J R 
Counts J C 
Creighton C W 
Crout J D 



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Patterson WCs up'd 
Pegues W L 
Philips D A / 
Phillips T F 
Platt J B 
Pooser G H 
Pooser M H 
Porter J A 
Porter J S 
Power W C 
Price E G 
Pritchard C H 
Ray J L 
Raysor T 
Rice J A 
Richardson W R 
Rogers J M 
Rogers W A 
Rountree O N 
Rush ton J E 
Seale D W sup'd 
Shaffer G R 
Shell J W 
Shu ford J L sup'd 
Silly J L 
Smart R D trf 
Smith A € , 

Smith C B 
Smith J F sup 
Smith W sup'd 
Spann J C 
Stackhouse R E 
Stafford A J 
Steadman J M 
Stokes J L 
Stokes W S 
Stoll J C 
Taylor E P 
Thacker J H 
Thomas W dec 
Tiller D 
Traywick J B 
Vaughan S D 
W aadell G H 
Wait W L 
Walker A C 
Walker A W sup'd 
Walker G W 
Wannamaker T E 
sup 

Watson A B 
Watson E O 
Watson G P 
Weber S A 
Wells R N 
Whitaker G R 
Whittaker H W 
Wiggins C E 
Wightman W S 
Wilkes E A 
Williams W W 
Wilson J B 
Wilson J O 
Winn W C 
Wood J A sup'd 
Wood L sup'd 
Workman J J sup'd 
Wright W A 
Wroton W H 
Yongue R A 
Yongue J C 
Zimmerman S H 

Supplies: 
Abney J O 
Barley S D 
Buchanan W R 
Durant D 
Durant O L 
Dusenbcrry A M 
Givings J H 
Hayne E B 
Isom J N 
Jones S M 
Leslie A S 
Miller W H 
Quick W 
Russell J 
Shell J M 
Spigner R W 



Stevenson .1 J 
Stone I N 
Wright J N 
Welch J C 

South Georgia ...165-169 

Adams C D 
Adams M J 
Ainsworth J T 
Ainsworth W A 
Aldredge J M 
Allison G B 
Allison L R 
Allison R M 
Anthony B 
Anthony J D 
Arnold J W 
Austin J M 
Baker W S sup'd 
Bales E 
Bass W € 

Bateman B D 
Bazemore A H 
Beals M F 
Bearden W F sup'd 
Bell J J 
Bickley C T 
Boland C E 
Boland J M 
Booth R M 
Branch C H 
Branch F A 
Branch J O 
Branch O W 
Breedlove B F 
Brewton H C 
Brown S N 
Bruton W C 
Burch E J 
Burke J W sup 
Burns J W 
Carr J 

Carraway E A trf 
Carson C H sup 
Carter W L 
Casey I F 
Chapman JSIrl 
Chester O B 
Childress J W 
Childs S G sup'd 
Choate C E 
Christian T M 
Christian T T 
Clark C T 
Clarke J O A 
Clark W T 
Clarke G C 
Conley W M C 
Con vers J W 
Cook E F 
Cook J O A 
Crawley C E 
Crumpler P N 
Culpepper G B 
Culpepper J B loc 
Darlev T W 
Darrell A J 
Davenport T E 
Davis W C sup 
Dickenson J P 
Domingos J W 
Dowman C E 
Ellis F R C sup'd 
Ellis Y W 

Ktheredge W T trf 
Evans R F 
Felder II R 
Fentress II C 
Ferrell M B 
Flanders F W 
Flanders J C 
Flanders W J 
Foster J M 
Foy -I W 
Funderburk J S 
Giles J J sup'd 
Glenn J M 
Glenn W C 
Griffith I F 
Grimes J B 



Grincr J C 

Harmon J A 
Harris P C sup'd 
Harrison J G 
Harrison W P 
Hayes W M 
Hines C C 
Hinton J W 
Hodges H A 
Huckabee B W loc 
Huckabee W A 
Johnston G S 
Johnston J B 
Jones II C 
Jones W C , 
Jordan J S 
Kelly A 
Kemp T B 
Key H W loe 
Lane W 
Langston J O 
Lanier T B sup'd 
Leonard T K sup'd 
Lester R B sup'd 
Lewis J S 
Lovett J M 
Lovett W C 
Lowe J T 
Luke G W M 
MacDonell G G N 
Maudlin J D 
Marshall J M sup'd 
Mather J H 
Mathews G W 
McCook McK T 
sup'd 

McCord C H 
McCord R S 
McFerrin J P 
McGehee E H 
McGhee J B 
McGregor W D 
McMichael T R 
Me Michael W T 
sup'd 

McWilliams D R 
Meadors W J 
Miles D F 
Mims .1 T 
Moore C A sup'd 
Morehouse N D 
Morgan E F 
Morgan M A 
Morrison H M 
Mumford W E 
Myers II P 
Neese T I 
Nixon W F 
Ogle tree A H 
Olmstead A H 
Outler J M 
Owens J R 
Padrick* E L 
Parker G P loc 
Parker J C 
Payne L B 
Peeples L U 
Phillips E D 
Phillips M A 
Pournelle G P 
Rabun ICG 
Reams T B sup 
Reid K 
Reviere G P 
Riley D F 
Roberts G T 
Roberts W F sup'd 
Robertson W J 
Ross R B 
Ryder J S 
Sanders E A 
Sen tell B S 
Shirah J 
Simmons J W 
Smiley J W 
Smith W F 
Snider J 1) 

Snow C W 
Snow L A 
Stallings W J 



Stewart W W 
Stokes F L 
Strong T D 
Stubbs N 
Stubbs S W 
Sweet 8 S sup 
Thomas W II sup'd 
Thompson G C 
Thompson J A 
Thrower O A 
Tidwell W W 
Toole C J sup 
Tucker E L 
Twitty P S 
Vaughn WEIr/ 
Wade W C 
Wardlaw J B sup'd 
Wardlaw J P 
W atts W M sup’d 
W eathers J V 
Wesley R M 
Weston J W 
Whiting E M 
Wiggins R L trt 
Williams A M 
Wray J E 
Wynn A M 

Supplies: 
Allison S E 
Austin M C 
Bugg R W 
Clark J D 
Flanders G T 
Glenn JSC 
Hendry J M 
Methvin W K 
Morrison D 
Pafford H 
Pharr G W 
Pope J W 
Rea W T 
Tallev W R 
West J S 
Williams J J 

S. W. Mittouri 31-36 

Adkisson M 
Allen H C 
Alsup B F 
Alton B V 
Alton T W 
Anderson H L 
Anthony J N loc 
Appleby A B 
Anderson L 
Auld N A 
Bahrenburg M 
Barnaby J P sup'd 
Barnes *A H 
Barrett W P 
Bewley W C 
Bishop C M 
Blevens J L D sup 
Blevans LA trf 
Bond J W 
Boon J M 
Briggs A C 
Briggs C H 
Briggs W F 
Brown S J 
Brown W J sup'd 
Bruner C 
Busby J Y 
Byrd W A loc 
Caldwell J P trt 
Campbell R F 
Carpenter J E !r/ 
Carpenter W J 
Cayton S P 
Clark J M 
Clarke T 
Clayton J M 
Clennv C 
Cobb T M sup 
Cobb T P 
Cobb W B 
Coss J C 
Crutsinger V M 
Davis L H 



Denny J H 

Donaldson A B 
Dowdy N M 
Downing L R 
Duren M sup'd 
Eastwood W T 
Ellis J B 
Emmons C A 
Eustace R O 
Ezell J W 
Faris A R 1 
Fielding B F 
Flummer R G 
Frazier E G dec 
Fulcher M L 
Gill W T 
Ginn E Y 
Givens J C 
Glanville J H 
Godbey J E 
Gragg B H 
Green G II 
Ilagler J L 
Hagler W P 
Hamilton C G 
Ilargis J R 
Harney J E 
Hands T B 
Hawkins C M 
Hawkins M M tr f 
Henderson A N 
Hill J J 
Hill T P 
Hill W C 
Hoare R J dis 
Hogan J F 
Hogan W II tr f 
Holloway RA(r/ 
Horne T*M 
Houston A L trf 
Howard'C C 
Huggins J N 
Hunter R S 
Jared J A 
Jared W W 
Keller J J 
Kelley J M sup’d 
Kenney J A 
King J 
Landreth J B 
Lewis C A tr f 
Litaber D M 
Long P 
Lopp S 

Lowrance J W tr f 
Mathews W D tr t 
Matthews J A 
McAllister W M 
McClure W T 
MeCrory J 
McDonald J E 
McDonald R dec 
McFarland W B 
sup'd 

McGehee J sup'd . 
McGuire W L 
Meredith H C 
Mitchell JtiL 
Moore A G 
Moore F A 
Moore G W 
Morgan W B 
Morris J C 
Nelson R J 
Nickels J M 
Norfleet L P 
Pal more W B 
Payne T D 
Pearce L W 
Phillips L M 
Phillips P 
Pike J F 
Pike W G 
Proctor J M sup'd 
Prottsman W M 
sup'd 

Puckett T C 
Pugh M M 
Purcell J W tr t. 
j Rader A M sup'd 







Directory. 



Pitts J J 
Powell L 
Powers G W loc 
Powers W F 
Prewett A L tr t 
Proctor D J 
Putnam J G sup’d 
Ransom J «J 
Ransom R P 
ltayJ A 
Ray J G sup’d 
Reagin J R 
Reams A H sup 
Reams H B 
Reaves J R 
Register J W 
Rice J G 
Rice J S 

Riggin W H sup 
Roberts J C 
Rooker ,J W 
Rowland W T dec 
Rowlett J W 
Sanders G M 
Saunders R M 
Seay R W 
Shasteen S J 
Smith J W 
Smotherman B T 
Smotherman J L 
sup 

Sowell PA trf 
Steel S A 
Stewart J R 
Stone H M dec 
Stravhorn J H sup 
Swindell J W 
Taylor W B 
Teague J L 
Thompson D S 
Thompson J R 
Thompson S G 
Thorn ton W R 
Tinnon J F 
Travis R E 
Tucker M R 
Turner W A 
Walker A P 
Warren W P sup 
Warren W R sup 
Weakley W 
Webster J 
W est J B 
White E W sup'd 
Wilkes W II sup 



Goodloe J R 
Graves W W 
Gray R P 
Green W M 
Gregory E L 
Gwinn G D 
Haggard B S 
Haggard R M 
Haggard W T . 
Halliburton O G 
Handlin J N 
Hanner J W Jr 
Hanner J W Sr 
sup'd 

Harrell E M 
Harris J R 
Harrison J E 
Hart W T 
Harvev J A dis 
Harwell W T 
Haynes B F 
Hensley J W 
Hensley W G sup'd 
lleriges C E 
Hickman WP sup’d 
Hill O P 
i Hinson J G 
Hinson T H 
Irvine It G sup'd 



Cooksie T C 
Davis G D 
English F F 
Holland W M 
Lightfoot T J 
Mann T 
O’Quinn A M 
Orvis C W 
Reddick R M 
Rose P 
Ruddle R B 
Shelton S F 
Simpson C J 

Tennessee 39—11 

Alford F E 
Amis L R 
Anderson G W 
Anderson J B sup 
Anthony N A 
Baird S C 
Barbee J D 
BarnetLJ F sup'd 
Beale G L 
Beasley J F 
Berry U N M 
Blackwood J G 
Blackwood J T 
Blanton G W 
Blanton J O 
Blue II B 
Bolton J G 
Booth H L 
Bouldin W 
Bransford S W 
Bridges J A 
Brown E W 
Brown R K 
Bryan L C 
Bryne G D 
ByVom G S 
Cannon W J 
Carden T A 
Charles M W 
Chenault J L 
Cherry J W 
Cherry S M 
Cherry W D 
Clement A E 
Clendenin T R trf 
Coleman D B loc 
Collier W J 
Comer J J 
Cook W T S 
Cotton W H 
Craig R J 



Enochs W C 
Eure H M 
Finley E C 
Finney T M 
Freer W M 
Gibson W P sup'd 
Glass T W 
Goldman J F 
Green A J 
Halton ABfrf 
Hanesworth H 
Haw M T 

Headlee J H sup'd ] 
Hickam I W 
Hill F R 
Hogan W H tr t, 
sup'd 

Hyder J A sup'd, 
trf 

Johnson A C 
Kendall J T 
Kennedy R D 
Ledbetter C M tr f 
Ledbetter J R dec 
Lee L M tr t 
Lewis J W 
Lord T 
Lowe W 
MacFarlane A 
Marchman C P 
Marquis D J sup'd 
Matthews J 
Matthews J K 
Mays W R 
McAnally D R 
McCann Z T tr t 
McClintock R A 
McCluer C 
McGee J E 
Messick B M 
Mill is V J 
Mills C S 
Morris 8 L 
Moser R L 
Nollner G W 
North W B tr f 
Oliver J W 
Osborn A T 
Paschall W H 
Pickens L W 
Pinnell L L 
Reagan J B tr t 
Reagan T B 
Renfro D F dec 
. Richmond S sup'd 
3 Rinkle E J 
Robinson A M 
Robinson J W 
Rollins J M 
Russell A H 
Russell J A 
S a fford A P 
Smith C E W 
Smith C L 
Smith H A 
Snow C Ii 
Stellar R M 
Stephan J 



Rader W M 
Rankin G C 
Reed J J 
Reynolds T J 
Robb J F 
Rothrock J W E 
Russell J S 
Ryland E P 
Scrivener C H 
Scruggs J H 
Searcy B P tr t 
Sevier V J 
Shackleford J Qsup 
Shaeffer R H 
Shook J 
Smith I S trf 
Snow W J 
Son W H loc 
Spencer J sup'd 
Steel B H 
Stewart W D sup'd 
Stone N R loc 
Stringfield T J sup 
Strong J R 
Stnltz J M loc 
Suddath W H 
Sullens J L 
Swift J A 
Taylor FA trf 
Taylor G L 
Thomas l A trf 
Tigert J J 
Torbert J H loc 
Vandiver L H 
Wagoner W F 
W ainwright W M 
tr t 

Wallace C T 
Watts H X sup'd 
W atts T W loc 
Welborn S G 
White W K 
Whitmer N 
Whitmer W A loc 
Winton G M sup’d 
Winton W H 
Wood J D 
Woodward W S 
sup'd 
Woods C C 

Supplies: 
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Turner T J 

St. Louis 62-6S 

Adams G H 
Alexander J C sup 
Arrington M sup'd 
Aspley L F 
Babcock W R dec 
Barryman JCsup’d 
Batten J L 
Batten W H 
Beard J L 
Biffle S C 
Blalock W H 
Boehm J C L tr t 
Boggs W E 
Brendle J H 
Brewer C P 
Carradine B 
Carroll J L dis 
ChappeU E B 
Chew R F 
Cox J H sup'd 
Crowe J M tr t 
Crum pier A B 
Davis J C 
DeVinney C E 
sup'd 

Dickson J K P 
Dodwell J 
Doherty J D 
Donnon W Q 
Early J H 
Eakcr F 
Eddlemon J R 
Emery S W 
England J M 



I vie H J 
Jackson G P 
Jackson W L 
Jarratt W V 
Jarvis H M 
Johnson B H 
Johnson F W 
Johnson W H sup’d 
Johnston W H 
Jones R R 
Jordan J M 
Keathley I W 
Keathley W R 
Kelley D C 
, Kellum J L 
Kennedy H S sup'd 



Kerlev T A 
Klyce W H 
Lambuth W R 
Lassiter S sup 
Leath W A 
Ledbetter H S sup'd 
Ledbetter J J 
Lee J K 
Leftwich W M 
Lipscomb A P 
Lovell W H 
Lowry W B 
Lusby W A 
Mabry M J 
Marks T B sup 
j Martin Garrett W 
sup’d 

Martin George W 
sup’d 

Martin WW 
Massey J D 
Matthews A sup’d 
McBride H S 
McFerrin A P 
McFerrin J A 
McLanahan A J 
McNeal II B 
McPeak G B 
Merryman D H 
sup'd 
Molloy J G 
Moody T L 
Mooney A A • 
Moores Z W 
Myers J C 
Napier I Strf „ 
Nichols J H 
Noland T W 
Oakley J M 
Orman J A 
Osteen D J 
OwingsN B S 
Parks S M sup'd 
Patty W B 
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Williams JR 
Wilson W F tr t 
Win ford .T 
Winn G W 
Woodward T H 
Wright J M 
Yoshioka Y tr t 
Young R A 

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Brown J V 
Comer A L 
Cook G W 
Duncan T S 
Harrison J E 
Hatcher J W 
Martin J F 
Stamper J M 
Ward P W 
Ward R 
Wharton A W 
Worsham E B 



Crump R J 
Cullom J W 
Cullom T S 
Curry J T 
Darnell T L 
Dodson B W 
Dorris W G sup 
Doss W H 
Duncan J 
Dnncan J T 
Duncan T J 
Dye W T 
Erwin J B 
Eubank G E 
Ezell A M sup'd 
Fain S L 
Faires J W 
Ferrell B F sup’d 
Fisher T B 
Ford EC v 

Ford M N 
Foster A J B sup’d 
Freeman W T 
Funk .1 P 
Gabard C S 
Gan a way R P 
sup'd 

Gardner GW 
Gardner M S 
Gaston B J sup'd 
Gibson J G 
Gilbert J W 
Gilbert W H 
Goodloe A T 



Stephens H I trf 
Stukenbraker J F 
Talley W F 
Tatum F W tr t 
Threadgill C M 
Threadgill TF tr t 
Tidwell A T sup'd 
Totten F M 
Triplett J F 
Tvler W S 
W alton R 
Watkins DA tr f 
Weaver A B 
Werlein S H 
Whitehead H 
Whitehead L L 
Williams J C sup'd 
Young W F 

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Adams J M 
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Blackwood A S 
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Brinson W F 
Brooks C H 



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Brooks W H 
Brown S P 
Browning J T 
Cain T II 
Calloway J J 
Chappell E B trf 
Childers J P trf 
Clothier C E 
Cochran J B 
Collins G H 
Cooper J M 
Davidson J H sup'd 
Davis J W trf 
Davis L P 
Dukes O A 
Eubanks A M 
Evans C A trf 
Farrington C L sup 
Favre F O 
Foil in J F 
Fort II T 
Gibbons J F loc 
Gober J M 
Goodwyn A E 
Gordon I B 
Graves T B 
Greathouse B H 
Green J E 
Guess BJ 
Hammond F E trf 
Harmon E H 
Harmon J W 
Hart H T 
Haynie H M 
Hocutt E G 
Holt J W 
Hooper C A 
Horn J W 
Horner W W trt 
Hotchkiss D H 
Hotchkiss O T 
John I G 
Keith C M 
Keith W T trf 
Kelley J W 
Death G J 
EeClere G A 
LeFe vre H H tr f, trf 
Linebaugh DH sup 
Littlepage SC trf 
May H 

McDonald W T 
McMahon J W 
McShan F A sup'd 
Mickle J C 
Mizell A sup'd 
Moore J C 
Morgan S H 
Morris I Z T tr f 
Morris J R 
Morris J W 
Mouzon E D 
Myers E M 
Nelms W G sup'd 
Kick els J M 
Phair G H 
Pliilpott H V 
Fowled ge G 
Russell J L 
Sandel G S 
Savage J A loo 
Sears H M 
Sears J B 
Shapard W sup'd 
Shettles E L 
Sitton J M trf 
Skinner J P 
Smith E S 
Smith W sup'd 
Solomon E W 
Stoddard W F dis 
Stovall G C 
Sullivan J F 
Summers G C 
Tarrant E W 
Thomas C W sup'd 
Turner J M sup'd 
Turner W K sup'd 
Ward S 

Wesson J M sup'd 



Wheeler A J Duncan J A trf 

Whipple J W sup'd Early T H sup 
White W D Eason S W 

Williams H G Edwards F M tr t 

Williford T S Edwards J E dec 

Woolsey R T Edwards J J sup'd 

Wootton W Edwards T O 

0 Edwards W E 

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Bracewell W C Elliott M S 

Campbell W R Evans W E 

Murray J R Ferguson R 

Rector G C Forkner J D 

Thompson J W Fortune G T dis 
True C T Foushee N B 

Watts H B Galloway C H 

Yates J L Garland J P 

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Allen W E 
Amiss J H 
Anderson J M 
Armisted R A dec 
Askew J B 
A twill W H 
Austin D B 
Babcock J O 
Bacon H T sup'd 
Bain W F 
Bane C E 
Banks L L 
Bargamin V W 
Barrett R E 
Bates W G 



Gayle R F 
Gibbs E A 
Glenn F B 
Goodchild A R 
Grant W E 
Green C II sup 
Green W T 
Gregorv W H 
Griffith J R 
Gunn E S 
Hall A M sup'd 
Hank J D 
Hardy P 
Harrell E E 
Hayes W F 



BaytonTJ trt, sup'd Heckman J W 



Beadles R B 
Beckham B M 
Beckham T M 
Bennett R H 
Bentley R E dis 
Berryman A C 
Betty L B 
Blankenship R B 
Bledsoe A C 
Bledsoe J W 
Boggs C H 
Boggs F J sup'd 
Boggs T H 
Boggs W G 
Booker G E 
Bosnian J T 
Bowles H C sup 
Bradley P 
Brannin J F sup'd 
Bray J L 
Brown A G 
Brown H J 
Bullard W E 
Burton J M 
Butts D G C 
Campbell T H 
Camper W H sup 
Cannon J Jr 
Carroll J W 
Carson E V 
Chandler R M 
Cheatham H C 
Christian W H 
Clarke J L 
Clarke R T 
Colonna M S 
Comer C F 
Compton J W dec 
Compton R A 
Conrad WAS 
Crawley C D 



Herrink B S 
Hildrup J W 
Hobdav C E 
Hope H M 
Howell J W trf 
Hubbard J W 
Hunter J S 
James C R 
Jett W B 
Johnson S H 
Jones A A 
Jordan A C 
Jordan E M 
Jordan W P 
Judkins W E 
Kabler J H 
Lafferty J J 
Lambeth S S 
Langhon W A 
Laurens J B sup'd 
Lear W W 
Ledbetter BE tr t 
Leftwich C W loc 
Lennon J G 
Lipscomb B F 
Littleton O 
Manning J 
Martin J C 
Martin O L 
Mastin J T 
Maxey R M 
McClelland J sup'd 
McFaden G H 
McGee W dec 
McGhee C H 
McSparran J E 
Merritt J B 
Mitchell H P 
Moore J T 
Moorman O P 
Moss J H 
Moss J O 



Crocker W A sup'd Mower W D loc 



Crooks R N sup'd 
Crowder W R 
Dalby J H dec 
Davis W F 
Day S W 
Dey B 

Dev J B sup'd 
DeBerry JE 
Deshazo J E 
Drewry S R 
Driscoll A 
Duke T P 



Mullen R H 
Nicholson J W 
Parham E P 
Payne J T 
Payne W E 
Peterson E M 
Peterson P A 
Pbaup L J 
Pike J H 
Potts E A 
Potts J E 
I Potts R H 



Potts T N 
Pribble J L 
Proctor J A 
Proctor J H 
Proctor W R 
Pruden N J 
Pullen T G 
Rawlings E H 
Ray G H 
Reed J C 
Reed L S 
Rhodes J Q 
Rice A S J 
Riddick J A sup'd 
Riddick J E R 
Riddick J H 
Riddick W H ' 
Robertson N H 
Bobins J W S 
Robins W F 
Robinson W A sup'd 
Roper J C loc 
Rosser L sup'd 
Routten J T 
Rowe E H 
j Rowe J G dec 
Rucker McD 
Saunders J M dec 
Sawyer W W 
Scott R B 
Shackford J W 
Shougb J sup'd 
Simpson T McN 
Sledd R N 
Smith B F 
Smith J A 
Smith W C 
Smithey W R 
Southall J D 
Southall W W 
Spencer J L 
Spooner G H 
Starr W G 
Stiff JW 

Sturgis J R sup'd 
Taylor C R 
Taylor T J 
Thompson W E 
Tillery J R 
Tillett W F 
Tompkins W A 
Tray nham D J 
Tucker J W 
Tudor W Y 
Turner C W 
Twilly W J 
Twitty J F sup'd 
Vaden W C 
VandersliceGC 
WaggonerJRsup’d 
W auace D M sup'd 
Wallace JS 
Wamsley C S 
W atson J C 
Watts C E 
Watts M S 
Watts R W 
Wertenbaker C C 
Whitehead P 
Whitley J T 
Wiley G H 
Williams M L 
Williams W J 
Wills D P sup'd 
Wilson E P sup'd 
Wilson R T 
Winn J B 
Wise T P 
Woodward J P 
W ray G W 
Wray T J 
Wright WP 
Young W J tr t 
Younger R H 

Supplies : 

Burton T 
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Kern D H 
Parrish J W 



Shockley J W 
Thom as’ G H 
Thomas J A 
Thrift S L 
Whitmore A A 

Western 7-9 

Austin J D 
Boles C sup'd 
Broadhurst W E 
Comer W H 
Downs T C 
Faubion J W 
Graves S B 
Gross J M tr f 
Hogan II D 
Kincaid WHlrl 
Kirby H C <r/ 
Lawless A J sup'd 
Lewis A A sup’d 
Miller II J 
Moore A H 
Owen WPIrl 
Parker R A tr t 
Patterson J L trt 
Payne J W 
Purcell J W trf 
Sells J L 
Siler F 
Smith J T 
Thorp C W 
Tillery J 
Vick J E 

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Abernethy R S 
Albea W W sup'd 
AndersonC M sup'd 
Arnold J D 
Atkins D tr t 
Atkins II L 
Austin J F 
Bagby W M 
Bagwell J T dis 
Bagwell J T trf 
Bailey H P 
Barnett W R 
Barrett R G 
Bays H W 
Bird J W sup'd 
Blair H M 
Bonner T B 
Boone T A 
Boring W M 
Bowles J A 
Bowman J W tr t 
Boyles W M 
Brooks J J 
Brooks J R 
Brothers C C 
Brower L M 
Brvant R F 
Byrd C W 
Buie J D 
Burnett J S sup 
Burras A J 
Callahan G W 
Campbell C M 
Carpenter J B 
Carpenter J D sup 
Car raw ay P J 
Carver D F 
Cherrv W S C 
Clark' J A 
Clegg J W 
Comann D H 
Cooper W H sup'd 
Cordell L T 
Craven J F 
Crawford L W 
Creasy W S tr t 
Crocker J T 
Crowell J F 
Curtis C M 
Curtis W M 
Davis S M sup'd 
Dawson W L 
Douglass S P 
Downum .J M 
, Edwards T H sup'd 



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Ellington T S 
England J F 
Enclaly E J sup 
Erwin I 
Falls L A. 

Finlayson J T trt 
Gannon W C dec 
Gantt A G 
Gasque S S tr t 
Gay J E 
Gentry C M 
Gibson T F 
Giles M D 
Gillespie L D 
Gray J J 
Groome P L 
Gnthrie T W 
Hales W S 
Hal tom W S sup'd 
Hardison G W 
Hartsell J G 
Heitman J F 
Helsebeck S H sup 
Hilliard S H 
Holmes P 
Hoover H T 
Honeycutt W V 
Hoyle M H 
Hoyle R M 
Hudson H T 
Hunt M J trf 
Ivey G W 
Jackson GW trf 
Jacobs A W 
Jones •) W 
Jordan H H 
Keerans I F tup 
Kerr W M sup'd 
King C W sup'd 
Leith W H 
Ligon MO<r/ 
Little C G 
Long J R 
Lowder J M tr f 
Luniley J M 
Lyda W B 
Malonee W G 
Mansfield T W tr t 
Marr T F 
McCurdy T B 
McGee W P 
Mock J C 
Moore J H 
Myers E 
Nelson J S 
Nelson W H 
Norman W C trf 
Page J H 
Paris Z 
Parker P E 
Parker T W S 
Peeler S D sup'd 
Pegram T II 
Pepper C M sup'd 
Perry W H 
Pickens R W tr t 
Poe E J 
Pool S 

Postell J C trt 
Puett J W sup'd 
Pusey E G 
Renn J J 
Reynolds J P sup 
Rice J M 
Richardson N R 
Rogers T J 
Rowe J C 
Rush Z 
Salyer T T 
Scroggs J R 
Shelly J O 
Shelton R B 
Sherrill M V 
Sherrill R D 
Sherrill W L 
Smith C D sup 
Smith M A 
Smith T W 
Sronce J A 
Stacy L E 
Stamey E L 



Steele M T 
Stephenson R T N 
Stover J T 
Strider J W 
Surratt A R 
Tabor J B 
Tate D P 
Taylor R M tr t 
Terrill P L 
Thomas J C sup'd 
Thompson J E 
Totton J H 
Townsend F L 
Triplett T L 
Troy J C 
Turrentine S B 
Tyer A P 
Vestal M H 
Wagg T E tr t 
W are W R 
Washburn J F dec 
Weaver J H 
W eaver T E 
Webb R S 
West J H 

Wheeler J W sup'd 
Wiggins J A 
Wiley A E 
Wiley H F 
Wilson W A trt 
Wilson W G 
Womble W F 
W ood F H 
Woolsey J E 
York B A 

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Cordell Z • 
Logan J C 
Mann L T 
Penland R H 
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Auxier W P 
Barrett A L 
Bevins K J 
Black J A 
Bowles A S 
Bowles J S 
Bowles M V 
Burns C H 
Burns J H 
Bush D L 
Canfield I A 
Canfield F M 
Canter W I 
Carter J M 
Caton E T 
Chambers B S 
Chambers W B 
Clay P 
Cotfman C N 
Cook C W 
Crites J W 
Davis B C 
Davidson M A 
Dean C 
Donahoe S A 
Dowell C H 
Edens R H 
Emory S W tr t 
Exline T C 
Fitch E L 
French J T 
Fugate W U 
Given A 
Glover J W 
Gosling B F . 
Hampton G M 
Harrison L E 
Haynes J J 
Hedges J K 
Hewlett H B 
Hiner W M 
Houghton T R 
1 Jones E B 
l Kendall E 



F 



Knotts S A 
Lambert J W 
Lauck J M 
Leech W C 
Lemon J S 
Mallory S T 
Martin J 
McClung E S 
McClung G W 
McClung S F 
McCoy W L 
McCutchen G S sup'd 
McKinster I F J 
Medley J F sup 
Meek Z 
Moore H 
Nutter P D 
Odell A E 
Peck M E 
Peters J M 
Po>vers E R 
Preston S G 
Reynolds EWIr/ 
Royall W W 
Shearer C W 
Simons II L dit 
Simpson J W 
Simpson S E 
Sims J S 
Smith C P 
Smith H L 
Smith H M 
Stain aker J D 
Sturm A P 
Summers G C trf 
Surgeon W H 
Switzer E C 
Thorn A S 
Todd H 
W ade T S 
W alker P G 
Watts H T 
West J A dec 
Woody ard W C 

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Allen M J 
Alexander J M 
Baker JAirl 
Ballard J C 
Ballard T S 
Barden J R| 

Biggs A C 
Biggs J A tr t 
Biggs W H H 
Black M A 
Brown A 
Brown J W sup'd 
Brown S H loc 
Bynum A B 
Cherry B A trt 
Clendenin TRtrt 
Cocke W G 
Cox A F sup'd v 
Crockett W R 
Cunningham H T 
Deets R J 
Denton E K 
Denton J B 
Denton J F sup'd 
DePew T C 
Dimmitt T F 
Drake Q J 
Duval E G sup'd 
Elliott F H C 
Fisher S 
Francis M W 
Galloway A T tr t 



GaiTett J P 
Gibbens J W 
Gibbons W F tr f 
Gillespie W M 
Gillett J S 
Gillett J T sup 
Godwin C W 
Graham H 
Graham J T 
Graves H A dee 
Greening J A 
Gregory T 
Griffith W L dec 
Hammond J 
Harris B 
Harris N 
Hill H T sup'd 
Holbrook E H sup'd 
Holt J W trf 
Horton H G sup'd 
Johnson W J 
Joyce W J 
Keith N W sup 
Kennedy J L tr t 
Killongn W H 
King J A 
Knox F A 
Leaton R M 
Lee T 

Lyons J A tr t 
Maloy C II 
Mathis L C 
Millei J T H 
Monk W sup’d 
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Nolen A G 
Oxley C J 
Pafford I D 
Passmore B H 
Perrin F J 
Phillips J A 
Pinson W W 
Potter A J 
Rector A E 
Rector W E 
Rogers J P 
Russell J C 
Rutledge W E 
Scott J D 
Seale E Y sup'd 
Shaw L D sup'd 
Shaw S G sup 
Shockley W M sup'd 
Shuford J M 
Shugart W O 
Sims J W 
Sims W J 
Stanley J T 
Stathaiu C E 
Stovall J W loc 
Thorn berry W T dec 
Thrall H S sup'd 
Tucker J.H sup'd 
Turner M A 
Vernor J E sup 
Vest J W 
W aller I K 
Watkins L G 
Webb J F 
Williamson C 
Williamson J T 
Wilson A W . 
Wilson J C 
Wright J A 

Whit* Biver 151-157 

Adams W C tr t 
Alexander J J 
Anderson J H 
Anderson W W 
Armstrong J F 
Baker E M dee 
Barker S B 
BaiTett F 
Bennett Z T 
Bickley E 
Bishop W E 

I Blakemore A J 
Bowen T A 
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Brittain R G 
Brooke J S 
Brown J C trt 
Brown S F 

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Cochran S L 
Corrigan M B 
Craig L C 
Craig T A 
Cryer H M 
Dannelly G A 
Davis E M 
Deener R S 
Dye J H 
Edwards J R 
Edison J 
Ellis W D 
Evans S D sup 
Fizer N B loc 
Foster W R 
Gardner N E 
Graham A C 
Gregory C H tr t y 
sup 

Gregory H T 
Griffin A C 
Gi issett R H 
Harris B sup 
Hays W B 
Hendrix W W 
Hileman P E die 
Holley B D 
Hooks JCH 
Jefl'ett F A 
Jernigan J F 
Jewell H 
Kelley L 
Kelley W D 
Kilgore E G trf 
King W L 
Leake D J 
Manley R M 
Manly I B 
Matthews W D trf 
May H E 
Maynard J I 
Miller J G sup'd 
Millis J \ tr t 
Morehead RC<r( 
Noe F R 
Patton J W 
Peebles J A tr t 
Pendergrass W A 
Pipkin EM tr f 
Preston W tr t 
Register S W 
Rhvne J sup'd 
Ried D W 
Ritter F 
Ritter J C 
Rutledge J D 
Settle T J 
Skinner N E] 

Smith F M 
Smith G W 
Smith M M 
Southworth W 3 
Sterling F C 
Stone S C sup 
Storey H A 
Talkington J M 
Tavlor F E 
Toombs W C 
Troy J F loc 
Umsted M B 
Vick W J 
Wallis P B 
W atson J S 
W atson J W 
W atson W M 
Whitaker T 
Williamson T B 
W ilson W F tr f 

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Clark J F 
Downing W A 
I Pepe J K 
I Smith Y B